Roy Fujiwara oral history interview, part 2 of 4, September 26, 2006


Dublin Core


Fujiwara talks about his interview with the V.A. Hospital. He describes his first car. He describes the Attack on Pearl Harbor and the aftermath. He discusses his fathers life in Japan. He explains why the FBI arrested certain members of the Japanese American community. He talks about enlisting in the Army. He describes his family's forced removal to Minidoka. He shares his experiences with discrimination while stationed in Arkansas. He talks about his physical exam before joining the Army. He describes his life at Fort Lewis. He discusses his journey to Camp Robinson and his life in Camp Robinson. He describes his weapons training. He explains why he transferred to Camp Shelby. He talks about being a replacement soldier for the Lost Battalion campaign. Fujiwara describes his life at Fort McClellan. He describes his relationship with Hawaiian soldiers. He discusses his serial number and the 442nd Regimental Combat Team's insignia. He explains why he is faithful to the military. He describes the weapons used during World War Two. He talks about his visits with family who were living in Minidoka. Fujiwara discusses his conflicts with the No-No boys. He talks about his furlough in Crystal City, Texas.






Spatial Coverage



Oral History Item Type Metadata


Date of Birth

1918 Feb 15

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service





Fujiwara, Roy: narrator, Garvey, John: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Roy Fujiwara oral history interview, part 2 of 4, September 26, 2006,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed July 22, 2024,