Hisashi Kumagai oral history interview, part 3 of 4, June 27, 2005

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Description

Kumagai discusses having to leave his belongings behind after his family’s forced removal to Walerga temporary detention facility. He then talks about his brother’s military service, his experiences at Tule Lake incarceration camp, and describes barbed wire. Next, Kumagai talks about getting drafted and his experiences with segregation while traveling to Camp Shelby; how he got his nickname; and his experiences at basic training. Lastly, Kumagai talks about going on furlough; getting seasick while traveling to Europe; joining up with the 442nd; and his first combat experiences in Po Valley and at the Gothic Line.

Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:27:09

Language

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2005OH0582_03_Kumagai

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/582-Kumagai-Hisashi-3.m4v

Date of Birth

1918 Oct 22

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Nickname

Location of Basic Training

Index

Yes

Citation

Kumagai, Hisashi: narrator, Hawkins, Richard: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Hisashi Kumagai oral history interview, part 3 of 4, June 27, 2005,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 29, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1051498.