Clarence Matsumoto oral history interview, part 2 of 4, October 4, 2004

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Description

Clarence "Matt" Matsumoto discusses growing up, he isnot close with parents because out playing with friends. Matsumoto says his values and morals are learned by going to church every Sunday. In 1940, he graduates high school and goes to Community College. He joins the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and plants trees for conservation for three years.

During prewar on Maui, Matsumoto recalls social gathering likes dances. When Pearl Harbor is attack curfew is in place and blackouts. Matsumoto decides to volunteer for service when there is an announcement looking for volunteers for the 442nd Regimental Combat Team.

Matsumoto goes to Schofield Barracks for basic training before going to Camp Shelby. March 3, 1943, Matsumoto joins the military and his family goes to see him off on the boat. Matsumoto remembers the sugar mill gives him a farewell party at Chinese restaurant . At Camp Shelby, he is assign to K Company. He learns infantry training ;heavy weapon platoon; making foxholes; and target training. At basic training, Matsumoto says he gets along with the Mainland boys.

Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:28:45

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Identifier

2004OH0495_02_Matsumoto

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/495-Matsumoto-Clarence-2.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 2 of 4, October 4, 2004,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed June 14, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1050804.