Margaret Oshita and George Oshita oral history interview, part 7 of 8, March 17, 2005

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Description

George and Margaret Oshita talk about George's war experiences, focusing in first on the Lost Battalion campaign. He talks about the intricacies of the battle, with it's cold weather and getting trench foot. After this, he goes back and talks about the Bruyeres-Biffontaine campaign and would follow up that with some rest time. He discusses the differences between basic training and real combat, saying that training was more difficult because of the chiggers and snakes that they had to deal with. Next, he talks more about his war experiences, including talking with civilians, the Champagne Campaign and losing friends in the war. He would then return to the United States where he would marry Margaret and start a family. He also would go on to write a book called "And then there were eight".

Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:26:07

Language

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2005OH0541_07_Oshita

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/541-Oshita-Margaret-7.m4v

Date of Birth

1921 Mar 23

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Location of Basic Training

Index

Yes

Citation

Oshita, Margaret: narrator et al., “Margaret Oshita and George Oshita oral history interview, part 7 of 8, March 17, 2005,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 20, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1051252.