Frank Morimoto oral history interview, part 3 of 5, February 6, 2000

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Description

Morimoto describes the time that he tripped on a booby trap and was injured, and his comrades' experiences gambling in Monte Carlo. He also talks about going to the hospital due to his trench foot condition which caused him to get reclassified as 'non-combat'. Later, Morimoto was reassigned to an ordinance battalion before getting discharged and being sent to Camp Lucky Strike for discharged soldiers near Paris. Morimoto then talks about his journey back to the United States and being sent to Fort Lewis in Washington, before leaving the service to spend time with his wife and child in Oregon. Lastly, he discusses his friendships within his unit during World War Two, talks about his familial connection to the bombing in Hiroshima, and earning a Bronze Star as part of his combat infantry.

Format

video/m4v

Extent

00:28:16

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Date

Identifier

2000OH0105_03_Morimoto

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/105-Morimoto-Frank-3.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 3 of 5, February 6, 2000,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 23, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1050733.