Joe Saito oral history interview, part 4 of 5, February 12, 2005


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Joe Saito discusses conditions at Camp Shelby and shares experiences. At basic training he describes the relationship between Mainland boys and Hawaiian boys. Saito parts ways with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team when he arrives at Camp Meade and joins the 171st Unit. He describes his duties and first time seeing a casualty. Saito trains replacements for the 100th Infantry Battalion and the 442nd Regimental Combat Team. He applies for Officer Candidate School and get in as a Second Lieutenant Medical Administrative. He is discharge in 1945.





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Date of Birth

1918 Apr 22

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Location of Basic Training


Saito, Joe: narrator, Miyamoto, Phil: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Joe Saito oral history interview, part 4 of 5, February 12, 2005,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 25, 2024,