Fred Shiosaki oral history interview, part 3 of 8, July 9, 2004

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Description

Shiosaki talks about the reasons why he volunteered as well as his father's thoughts and reactions to his volunteering. He then talks about reporting to Fort Douglas; traveling to Camp Shelby in Mississippi; and witnessing segregation and the treatment of African American soldiers at Camp Shelby. Next, Shiosaki talks about what it was like meeting other Nisei soldiers at Camp Shelby; discusses the differences between Hawaiian and Mainland soldiers; and talks about nicknames the soldiers gave to each other. Lastly, Shiosaki talks about training as an ammunition bearer; describes mortar; talks about corresponding with his family prior to shipping overseas; and discusses a fight between Nisei soldiers and New York paratroopers at Newport News, Virginia.

Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:28:29

Language

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2004OH0464_03_Shiosaki

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URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/464-Shiosaki-Fred-3.m4v

Date of Birth

1924 Aug 23

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Nickname

Location of Basic Training

Index

Yes

Citation

Shiosaki, Fred: narrator, Horsting, Robert: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Fred Shiosaki oral history interview, part 3 of 8, July 9, 2004,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed June 22, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1050585.