Frank Wada oral history interview, part 2 of 5, September 11, 2004

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Description

Wada continues talking about the evacuation orders, forcing them to leave their homes in San Diego and head to Santa Anita racetracks. They would take their personal belongings and live in unclean horse stables, with makeshift barracks and poor living conditions. Shortly after this, they would be moved to Poston Concentration Camp in Arizona where the summers were hot and dry. He discusses the living conditions and the dust storms that they dealt with. There, they would have no privacy, but would still enjoy dances on the weekends. When recruiters one day arrived at the camp, Wada decided he would volunteer for the Army.

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video/m4v

Extent

0:27:58

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Identifier

2004OH0489_02_Wada

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/489-Wada-Frank-2.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 2 of 5, September 11, 2004,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed June 18, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1050759.