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

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Clarence "Matt' Matsumoto discusses a time when he encounters German soldier during battle that is non-combative. Matsumoto recalls raising their hands to each other and walking away. During the war, Matsumoto serves in the K Company mortar squad as an aimer. He recollects the soldiers who fought beside him such as Moon Saito (Company Clerk); George Iawmoto (Platoon Sergeant); Robert Foot (Lieutenant); and Fred Shizuoka (Gunner).

After returning home from the war, Matsumoto takes exam for a civil service job and passes. Matsumoto works for the Fire Department starting as a hose man all the way up to Captain. He is with the Fire Department for 30 years until retirement. After retirement he volunteer with seniors.

In 1946 Matsumoto gets married and has four children and grandchildren. In 1973 his first wife passes away and he remarries a Nurse. Matsumoto recommends doing an oral history to other veterans. He says the story of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team and Nisei need to be shared with future generations. Also Matsumoto describes his million dollar wound.

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video/m4v

Extent

0:19:57

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Identifier

2004OH0495_04_Matsumoto

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/495-Matsumoto-Clarence-4.m4v

Date of Birth

1920 Jul 26

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Nickname

Location of Basic Training

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Yes

Citation

Matsumoto, Clarence: narrator et al., “Clarence Matsumoto oral history interview, part 4 of 4, October 4, 2004,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 23, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1050806.