George Ishihara oral history interview, part 4 of 6, February 6, 2000

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Description

Ishihara discusses going to Fort Logan for orientation and then Camp Shelby for basic training and talks about the differences and tensions between the Hawaiian and mainland soldiers at Camp Shelby. He also talks about the weather and living conditions while at Louisiana maneuvers, and his assignment driving German POWs to Alabama to harvest peanuts. He also describes working as a driver for a kitchen truck in the Army and his role working in the kitchen unit, and discusses the different types of batteries within his unit. Lastly, Ishihara discusses experiencing discrimination and witnessing segregation while traveling to visit his family at Minidoka Incarceration Camp, and recalls traveling overseas to Italy.

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video/m4v

Extent

00:29:04

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Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2000OH0107_04_Ishihara

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/107-Ishihara-George-4.m4v

Date of Birth

1921 Feb 22

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Nickname

Location of Basic Training

Index

Yes

Citation

Ishihara, George: narrator, Tagami, Steve: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “George Ishihara oral history interview, part 4 of 6, February 6, 2000,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed July 15, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1050755.