Paul Matsumoto oral history interview, part 1 of 2, September 27, 2006

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Description

Matsumoto gives us a thorough recollection of his family background and growing up in Hawaii. Next, he talks about being 17 and seeing Japanese planes fly overhead as he played football with friends, which a year later resulted in his volunteering for the Army. Matsumoto then speaks about being shipped out from Schofield Barracks to Hattiesburg, Mississippi to begin his basic training and guarding German POWs in the Afrika Korps. Finally, he discusses the early hostility between Mainland and Hawaiian

Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:58:04

Language

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2006OH0730_01_Matsumoto

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/730-Matsumoto-Paul-1.m4v

Date of Birth

1924 Dec 07

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Location of Basic Training

Campaigns/Battles

Index

Yes

Citation

Matsumoto, Paul: narrator, Horstong, Robert: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Paul Matsumoto oral history interview, part 1 of 2, September 27, 2006,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 19, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1051579.