Harry Tanaka oral history interview, part 5 of 6, April 16, 2004

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Description

Tanaka discusses taking a furlough to Sydney before going to the Philippines. Tanaka is diagnosis with tuberculosis. He then is sent back to the mainland to Denver for treatment and then back to Hawaii for discharge.

During Tanaka's time of service, he recalls writing to family and sending them post cards when he is on furlough. On one of his correspondence, he receives news his first cousin dies in action.

Tanaka remembers his homecoming being quiet since he was in the hospital. He says his transition is different but he adjusted quickly. After graduating the University of Hawaii in, he applies to law school. After graduating from Yale, Tanaka takes the bar exams and passes and works for a Federal District Judge as a law clerk.


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video/m4v

Extent

0:26:28

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Identifier

2004OH0428_05_Tanaka

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/428-Tanaka-Harry-5.m4v

Date of Birth

1921 May 15

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Index

Yes

Citation

Tanaka, Harry: narrator, Nakaishi, Russell: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Harry Tanaka oral history interview, part 5 of 6, April 16, 2004,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed July 22, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1050300.