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Joe Saito oral history interview, part 1 of 5, February 12, 2005
Saito discusses his childhood going up in the rural community of Oregon and his Issei parents. His Father works in the Farm Trucking business and Saito leaves Junior High School due to his Father's ailing health. Saito helps with the family business to help with the finances. He says life is difficult due to the Great Depression. He describes losing his childhood, child rearing and the hardship of Issei women.
Oral History Item Type Metadata
Date of Birth
1918 Apr 22
Location of Birth
War or Conflict
Branch of Service
Entrance into Service
Saito, Joe: narrator, Miyamoto, Phil: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Joe Saito oral history interview, part 1 of 5, February 12, 2005,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed September 29, 2023, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1051172.