Charles Saiki oral history interview, part 2 of 5, March 19, 2005

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Dublin Core

Description

Saiki discusses more about his childhood years, including festivals where the local children would be able to try sumo wrestling and win prizes. He would attend Kauai High School and talks about his whereabouts during the Pearl Harbor attacks. His local church would be taken over by the military and the rice farm would be affected. Soon after, he would volunteer for the Army and get inducted at Hanapepe. They would be shipped from Kauai to Honolulu to report to Schofield Barracks, then be shipped to the mainland on the SS Lurline and trained down in Mississippi. At Camp Shelby, he would be assigned to service company and then motor pool to be a truck driver with A company, which would later merge with the 100th Infantry Battalion. He talks about the furloughs he took and the training that he received.

Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:29:19

Language

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2005OH0547_02_Saiki

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/547-Saiki-Charles-2.m4v

Date of Birth

1924 Jun 03

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Nickname

Location of Basic Training

Index

Yes

Citation

Saiki, Charles: narrator et al., “Charles Saiki oral history interview, part 2 of 5, March 19, 2005,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed November 28, 2022, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1051299.