Charles Saiki oral history interview, part 4 of 5, March 19, 2005

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Dublin Core

Description

Saiki discusses the senninbari belt that his mother made for him as he was being inducted into the Army. He also talks about his time before the war, including Camp Shelby and meeting Earl Finch. Next, he talks about the values that he learned as a child and how he would teach those to his children. He would grow up a Buddhist and would continue on with those teachings even throughout the war. After this, he speaks about how he met his wife and his children. When returning from the war, he would decide to use the GI Bill to receive a college education in Chicago and would learn refrigeration. After working for a refrigeration company in Kauai, he would take another job at a treatment plant and work there until he retired. He also talks about the camaraderie between the Nisei soldiers.

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video/m4v

Extent

0:29:27

Language

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2005OH0547_04_Saiki

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/547-Saiki-Charles-4.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 4 of 5, March 19, 2005,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed July 22, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1051301.