Claude Takekawa oral history interview, part 4 of 5, April 16, 2004

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Description

Takekawa talks about Earl Finch, discusses his participation in the 171st Training Battalion, going to Officer Candidate School (OCS) at Fort Benning; and his assignment at a training regiment in Fort McClellan. Next, Takekawa went to Military Intelligence Service Language School (MISLS) at Fort Snelling where he was tasked with translating Japanese civil service documents, and was then sent to Japan as a translator. Takekawa also talks about recreational activities in Tokyo, his good friend Harry, getting discharged, and returning to college to work on his teaching degree. Lastly, Takekawa discusses his teaching job in Hawaii; and then getting recalled to active duty and being sent to Okinawa.

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video/m4v

Extent

0:28:10

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Identifier

2004OH0432_04_Takekawa

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URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/432-Takekawa-Claude-4.m4v

Date of Birth

1920 Sep 12

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

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Yes

Citation

Takekawa, Claude: narrator, Miyamoto, Phil: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Claude Takekawa oral history interview, part 4 of 5, April 16, 2004,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 24, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1050329.