Norman Ikari oral history interview, part 6 of 7, June 26, 1999

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Description

Before getting discharged from the Army, Ikari was asked to participate in an objective Army program, in which they wanted Nisei soldiers to dress in Japanese uniforms and act as one would in the Japanese Army in order to help train new recruits. Ikari and his group would end up denying the request and instead took over janitorial duties. He speaks about the humiliation of this request and the other Army assignments that were similar to this, such as the one on Cat Island. Next, he talks about his educational path, using the GI Bill, ending up with a P.h.D. from Georgetown University. After this, he speaks about his career path and settling down in Maryland, having children and grandchildren. He then shares a message for future generations.

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video/m4v

Extent

0:30:36

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Spatial Coverage

Identifier

1999OH0068_06_Ikari

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/068-Ikari-Norman-6.m4v

Date of Birth

1919 Feb 17

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Location of Basic Training

Campaigns/Battles

Index

Yes

Citation

Ikari, Norman: narrator et al., “Norman Ikari oral history interview, part 6 of 7, June 26, 1999,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 28, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1050315.