Tomii Tom Matsushita oral history interview, part 1 of 5, September 18, 2005

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Description

Matsushita begins the interview talk about his childhood and growing up in Idaho. He would work on his family's farm while attending school and doing a large variety of chores. He talks about his high school years and then about his whereabouts during the attacks on Pearl Harbor. As he was watching a movie, he would finish up and then head home. Living away from the west coast, he and his family would be exempt from evacuation and the American concentration camps, but would visit the Minidoka location a few times. Next, he would volunteer for the Army and begin his induction.

Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:28:37

Language

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2005OH0602_01_Matsushita

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/602-Matsushita-Tom-1.m4v

Date of Birth

1924 Sep 14

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Nickname

Location of Basic Training

Index

Yes

Citation

Matsushita, Tomii: narrator, Nakaishi, Russell: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Tomii Tom Matsushita oral history interview, part 1 of 5, September 18, 2005,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 23, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1051620.