Claude Takekawa oral history interview, part 3 of 5, April 16, 2004

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Description

Takekawa discusses getting kicked out of the Hawaii Territorial Guard and the formation of the Varsity Victory Volunteers. He then talks about incarceration camps in Hawaii, volunteering for the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, and traveling to the mainland. Next, Takekawa describes life at Camp Shelby, the relationship between mainland and Hawaiian soldiers, basic training; and experiences with segregation while in Mississippi. Lastly, Takekawa talks about Army food, Earl Finch, and playing the ukulele in a band formed to play for wounded soldiers.

Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:28:57

Language

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2004OH0432_03_Takekawa

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/432-Takekawa-Claude-3.m4v

Date of Birth

1920 Sep 12

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Campaigns/Battles

Index

Yes

Citation

Takekawa, Claude: narrator, Miyamoto, Phil: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Claude Takekawa oral history interview, part 3 of 5, April 16, 2004,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed June 13, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1050328.