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Frank Inami oral history interview, part 3 of 6, June 5, 2005
Inami talks about his freshman orientation at UC Berkeley and his experiences with discrimination, and discusses how his military service as well as the existence of the 442nd helped him with his career. He then talks about his family's forced removal including discussing items that were confiscated by the sheriff's office as well as having to discard items such as photographs. Next, Inami discusses the living conditions at both Fresno temporary detention facility and Jerome Concentration Camp; and discusses other experiences at Jerome such as friendships, meeting his future wife, and his job helping the assistant electrical engineer of the camp. Lastly, Inami talks about leaving Jerome to go to Illinois Tech, and volunteering for Military Intelligence Service (MIS).
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Date of Birth
1921 Apr 25
Location of Birth
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Inami, Frank: narrator, Wasserman, Steven: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Frank Inami oral history interview, part 3 of 6, June 5, 2005,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed December 11, 2023, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1051449.