Clarence Matsumoto oral history interview, part 3 of 4, October 4, 2004

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Clarence "Matt" Matsumoto discusses basic training and learning about relocation camps. Training with K Company is rough because it is day and night training. He recalls going overseas takes over a month and lands in Italy. On the journey overseas, there is not enough food supply and remembers eating whole onions.

As good luck charm for the war, Matsumoto's Mother gives him a senninbari - thousand stitch belt. He also carries small Bible in put in his pocket. In Matsumoto's first combat experience, he says the German machine guns are more superior then the guns the Americans uses.

Matsumoto participates in the rescue of the Lost Battalion. He recollects the rescue is close combat only rifle are used. When there is time to eat, the soldiers would have k rations which is can food. Matsumoto is one of the few survivors for the Lost battalion rescue. During the rescue, he is wounded from a sniper then ship to England for hospitalization. Sooner after he is sent home and discharge in Honolulu. After his recovery from his wounds, he decides to find a job in civil service.

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video/m4v

Extent

0:28:36

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Identifier

2004OH0495_03_Matsumoto

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/495-Matsumoto-Clarence-3.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 3 of 4, October 4, 2004,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed July 22, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1050805.