George Ariyoshi oral history interview, part 1 of 4, September 27, 1999

Files

Dublin Core

Description

Ariyoshi discusses his parents immigrating from Japan to Hawaii, his siblings, and his father’s occupations. He then talks about getting thrown out of Japanese language school for fighting, his father speaking about the importance of education, and his assignment in school as a student defense court representative which helped him decide he wanted to become a lawyer. Ariyoshi then talks about his whereabouts during the attack on Pearl Harbor, and his experiences due to a mandated curfew. After high school, Ariyoshi attended one year of university before getting drafted. He discusses leaving Oahu for the first time and getting seasick on the journey to San Francisco, and then traveling to Camp Hood and experiencing segregation on the way there, as well as witnessing discrimination while at Camp Hood. Lastly, Ariyoshi talks about being at basic training at Camp Hood when the war ended, and going to Fort Snelling for Military Intelligence Service (MIS) after the war.

Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:25:34

Language

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

1999OH0080_01_Ariyoshi

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/080-Ariyoshi-George-1.m4v

Date of Birth

1926 Mar 12

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Location of Basic Training

Campaigns/Battles

Index

Yes

Citation

Ariyoshi, George: narrator et al., “George Ariyoshi oral history interview, part 1 of 4, September 27, 1999,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed June 13, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1050424.