Frank Morimoto oral history interview, part 4 of 5, February 6, 2000

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Dublin Core

Description

Morimoto describes memories from World War Two, including recalling his brother-in-law's death in Bruyeres, and the harsh weather and combat conditions in Bruyeres. He then talks about not being able to attend his mother's funeral after she passed away at Heart Mountain Incarceration Camp; and meeting his wife and having his first daughter. After being discharged, Morimoto was employed as an automobile mechanic until the passing of the G.I. Bill, which allowed him to attend Cal-Aero Technical Institute where he received a license to work on aircrafts and was subsequently employed to work at a space program. Morimoto then talks about his hobbies working on and racing hotrod cars, and owning championship hunting dogs. Lastly, Morimoto discusses his involvement with Japanese American and veterans organizations, and the differences between Sansei and Yonsei vs. Nisei and Issei experiences when it comes to racism.

Format

video/m4v

Extent

00:30:27

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Date

Identifier

2000OH0105_04_Morimoto

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/105-Morimoto-Frank-4.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 4 of 5, February 6, 2000,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 25, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1050734.