Frank Wada oral history interview, part 4 of 5, September 11, 2004

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Description

Wada discusses hearing about the death of his father after battling with leukemia, and then going from basic training to overseas. They would go from Camp Patrick Henry on a 30 day trek to Naples, where he would begin his combat. He talks about his war experiences, including the German weapons and shelling, and following orders through the Arno River. He also talks about getting to Marseille, where they would get their first replacements and getting wounded right before the Lost Battalion campaign. Due to a tree burst, he would get shrapnel in three parts of his leg and would immediately walk to the aid station, where they would fly him back to Naples. Next, he talks about seeing casualties and finding out that his brother was in K company.

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video/m4v

Extent

0:29:02

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2004OH0489_04_Wada

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URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/489-Wada-Frank-4.m4v

Date of Birth

1921 Jul 23

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Location of Basic Training

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Yes

Citation

Wada, Frank: narrator, Hanami, Ren: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Frank Wada oral history interview, part 4 of 5, September 11, 2004,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed March 2, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1050761.