Mitsuo Kodama oral history interview, part 4 of 6, May 6, 2004

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Description

After the evacuation, Kodama and his family would head to Santa Anita race track where they would spend some time in a temporary detention center, where they would have almost no privacy. It was there, that he would meet his first wife, who taught him how to dance. He also talks about riots that also occurred and the restrictions they had because of that. After this, they would be moved to Heart Mountain concentration camp, where living conditions were also poor and the weather was cold. As he became angry towards the Army, he decided to become a no-no boy but would later decide he would only join if drafted. Later, while working in Chicago, he would be drafted into the Army and begin his basic training at Camp Blanding.

Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:30:01

Language

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2004OH0451_04_Kodama

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/451-Kodama-Mitsuo-4.m4v

Date of Birth

1919 Jan 05

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Nickname

Location of Basic Training

Index

Yes

Citation

Kodama, Mitsuo: narrator, Horsting, Robert: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Mitsuo Kodama oral history interview, part 4 of 6, May 6, 2004,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 25, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1050494.