Frank Wada oral history interview, part 1 of 5, September 11, 2004

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Description

Wada begins the interview talking about his family coming from Japan and settling in Redlands. He talks about growing up in the Redlands, having picnics, and only being allowed to go swimming after it had been cleaned. He grew up as a Christian and would feel unwelcome in high school. After this, he would move down to San Diego to work at a wholesale produce market, and he would immediately feel like he belonged more than anywhere else. Next, he talks about the attacks on Pearl Harbor, being ready to go to a local football game but deciding against it after he heard the news. He also speaks about the evacuation orders and having to sell their farming equipment and facing discrimination.

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video/m4v

Extent

0:28:42

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Identifier

2004OH0489_01_Wada

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/489-Wada-Frank-1.m4v

Date of Birth

1921 Jul 23

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Location of Basic Training

Index

Yes

Citation

Wada, Frank: narrator, Hanami, Ren: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Frank Wada oral history interview, part 1 of 5, September 11, 2004,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 18, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1050758.