Hiromi Suehiro oral history interview, part 3 of 5, June 9, 1999

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Description

Suehiro discusses his mindset during the war, which was readied by a letter written from his mother to not bring shame to his father. This got him to rid himself of cowardice and continue to push on during combat. He would experience this bravery during combat near the Mussolini Canal as artillery shells were landing all around him. He tells a heartbreaking story of a group of soldiers that were sent out during broad daylight by superiors, only to find them fifteen minutes later, all shot. He discusses the hardships of the soldiers and the good men that were lost, especially during the Lost Battalion. Suehiro talks more about combat and the details of the weapons that they and the German soldiers used. He also speaks about the camaraderie between soldiers, and seeing friends get wounded in action.

Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:30:42

Language

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

1999OH0066_03_Suehiro

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/066-Suehiro-Hiromi-3.m4v

Date of Birth

1922 Jan 04

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Nickname

Location of Basic Training

Campaigns/Battles

Index

Yes

Citation

Suehiro, Hiromi: narrator, Yahata, Craig: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Hiromi Suehiro oral history interview, part 3 of 5, June 9, 1999,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 21, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1050289.