Sonsei Nakamura oral history interview, part 1 of 4, June 20, 2000

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Description

Nakamura discusses growing up on a sugar planation in Ewa, Hawaii and what it was like attending Japanese language school, and working on the planation, as well as recalling stories regarding values he learned and the discipline he received. He then talks about leaving school after ninth grade to work various jobs in Honolulu until he joined the National Guard one year prior to the start of World War Two. As part of the National Guard, Nakamura's duties included preparing machine guns, ammunition, and supplies as a supply sergeant. Lastly, Nakamura discusses his feelings and experiences immediately following the attack on Pearl Harbor, and traveling to Camp McCoy for basic training.

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video/m4v

Extent

00:28:02

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Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2000OH0131_01_Nakamura

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/131-Nakamura-Sonsei-1.m4v

Date of Birth

1915 Nov 19

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Index

Yes

Citation

Nakamura, Sonsei: narrator, Fukushima, Karen: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Sonsei Nakamura oral history interview, part 1 of 4, June 20, 2000,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 30, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1051043.