Clarence Matsumoto oral history interview, part 1 of 4, October 4, 2004

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Description

Clarence Matsumoto discusses his birth date and birth place, He recalls his childhood in Paia on plantation camp and used by products of sugar cane to build his house. Matsumoto is given the nickname Matt.

Matsumoto's Father is born 1898 in Hawaii and served during World War I. His Father works in a hardware department store as a clerk. Matsumoto's Mother is from Hiroshima, Japan and works in the sugar mills in Hawaii. Matsumoto has one brother and two sisters.

Matsumoto's childhood activities consist of playing sports like barefoot football, baseball and boxing. On Sundays he takes the fairy to Honolulu to attend a Christian Church. Matsumoto also enjoy music and plays in a band.

During World War Two Matsumoto is in Kansas for basic training and siblings are on the Mainland attending college. His siblings did not get relocated.

Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:27:59

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Identifier

2004OH0495_01_Matsumoto

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/495-Matsumoto-Clarence-1.m4v

Date of Birth

1920 Jul 26

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Nickname

Location of Basic Training

Index

Yes

Citation

Matsumoto, Clarence: narrator et al., “Clarence Matsumoto oral history interview, part 1 of 4, October 4, 2004,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed July 22, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1050803.