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Margaret Oshita oral history interview, part 4 of 8, March 17, 2005
Oshita continues talking about the aftermath of Pearl Harbor. Although not seeing any direct discrimination, she talks about the FBI taking many of the Japanese and her future husband George deciding to volunteer for the Army. They would get engaged before he left for the mainland and she would see him off at Iolani Palace. Next, she talks about the different types of citizenship that were had and how most Japanese Americans were also registered with the Japanese consulate. She also talks about George's experiences in the war, including getting seasick on the boat ride to the mainland and writing to him often. She also discusses the relationship she had with George and the emotion and affection they shared for each other, even when most Japanese were very stoic.
Oral History Item Type Metadata
Date of Birth
1922 Jun 25
Location of Birth
Entrance into Service
Oshita, Margaret: narrator et al., “Margaret Oshita oral history interview, part 4 of 8, March 17, 2005,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed June 7, 2023, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1051249.