Akira Otani oral history interview, part 3 of 7, April 17, 2004

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Description

Akira Otani continues to talk about his father's arrest. He also talks about how Japanese Americans were under surveillance following the Pearl Harbor attack. He describes volunteering for the military. He discusses his father's imprisonment. He talks about his fathers reaction to him joining the military. He describes what it was like to be a part of the Hawaiian Territorial Guard. He explains why Japanese American soldiers were removed from the Hawaiian Territorial Guard. He lists his friends who served in the military. He talks about the Varsity Victory Volunteers. Otani describes how the 442nd Regimental Combat Team was formed.

Identifier

2004OH0437_03_Otani

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URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/437-Otani-Akira-3.m4v

Date of Birth

1921 Jan 26

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Campaigns/Battles

Index

Yes

Citation

Otani, Akira: narrator, Miyamoto, Phil: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Akira Otani oral history interview, part 3 of 7, April 17, 2004,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 27, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1050378.