Horace Nakamura oral history interview, part 1 of 6, February 24, 2001

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Description

Nakamura begins the interview with an introduction, talking about what it was like to grow up in Hawaii, attending McKinley High School and Japanese language school while his father was a fisherman from Hiroshima and his mother came from Fukuoka. He talks about his family and the identity that he had being of Japanese ancestry, yet living in America. He talks a bit more about what it was like to live in Hawaii during this time, including doing lots of manual labor and swimming nude in the rivers. Next, he talks about his whereabouts during the attacks on Pearl Harbor, seeing the pilots and airplanes fly overhead, and debris falling on homes and people. He discusses the loyalty that he felt he had to prove to show that he was really American.

Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:29:30

Language

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2001OH0151_01_Nakamura

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/151-Nakamura-Horace-1.m4v

Date of Birth

1927 Jan 29

Location of Birth

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Index

Yes

Citation

Nakamura, Horace: narrator, Tagami, Steve: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Horace Nakamura oral history interview, part 1 of 6, February 24, 2001,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 23, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1051281.