Frank Morimoto oral history interview, part 1 of 5, February 6, 2000

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Dublin Core

Description

Morimoto discusses growing up in Monrovia, California and recalls working at his family's general store, playing football and participating in track and field, attending Japanese language school, and experiencing discrimination during his childhood. He also talks about his reason for enlisting in the Army, his experiences at Ford Ord during the attack on Pearl Harbor, and his family's experiences after Executive Order 9066, including their forced removal to Heart Mountain Incarceration Camp. Lastly, Morimoto discusses learning about the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, participating in basic training at Ford Ord, recalls his trip overseas to Naples, Italy, and his assignment in Bruyeres, including describing his experiences due to the weather and his surroundings.

Format

video/m4v

Extent

00:26:27

Language

Date

Identifier

2000OH0105_01_Morimoto

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/105-Morimoto-Frank-1.m4v

Date of Birth

1915 Oct 07

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Location of Basic Training

Index

Yes

Citation

Morimoto, Frank: narrator, Demonteverde, Marie: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Frank Morimoto oral history interview, part 1 of 5, February 6, 2000,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 23, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1050731.