Shizuo Ben Yamanaka oral history interview, part 4 of 5, July 10, 1999

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Description

Yamanaka talks about getting wounded during combat in the Vosges Forest, discusses visiting Bruyeres fifty years after the war ended, talks about his war experiences while overseas, and recalls a story regarding a friend and an Italian civilian. He then talks about receiving a combat medics badge, Purple Heart, and Bronze Star; and provides his thoughts regarding volunteering for Military Intelligence Service (MIS), but then deciding against it. Lastly, Yamanaka talks about some post-war experiences including going to school to learn how to fix watches, the treatment he received in regards to discrimination; and provides a message to future generations.

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video/m4v

Extent

0:26:24

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Identifier

1999OH0072_04_Yamanaka

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/072-Yamanaka-Ben-4.m4v

Date of Birth

1919 Jul 22

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Index

Yes

Citation

Yamanaka, Ben: narrator, Nakamatsu, Karen: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Shizuo Ben Yamanaka oral history interview, part 4 of 5, July 10, 1999,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 25, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1050374.