John Tamotsu Noguchi oral history interview, part 1 of 3, September 11, 2006

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Description

Noguchi discusses his parents and their immigration to the United States; his father’s employment and death; and his mother’s physical traits and personality. He then talks about attending school and Japanese language school; going to church; childhood friendships; his relationship with his siblings; his participation in Boy Scouts; and his childhood dog. Next, Noguchi talks about playing sports; attending junior college; the attack on Pearl Harbor and aftermath; and his family’s forced removal to Salinas temporary detention facility and Poston Concentration Camp. Noguchi then talks about his experiences at Poston including the living conditions, weather, kitchen duties, volunteering to work in Nebraska at a beet farm, and working as chef. Lastly, Noguchi talks about volunteering for the Army; his experiences while trying to get a job before reporting for service; his experiences at Camp Blanding; his experiences at Fort Snelling for Military Intelligence Service Language School (MISLS) including taking classes, studying, and getting married; and discusses traveling to the Aleutian Islands and his experiences on Bikini Atoll.

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video/m4v

Extent

0:57:15

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Identifier

2006OH0715_01_Noguchi

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URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/715-Noguchi-John-1.m4v

Date of Birth

1917 Dec 27

Location of Birth

Incarceration Facilities

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Index

Yes

Citation

Noguchi, John Tamotsu: narrator, Leivici, Joanne: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “John Tamotsu Noguchi oral history interview, part 1 of 3, September 11, 2006,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed July 12, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1050763.