Tomii Tom Matsushita oral history interview, part 2 of 5, September 18, 2005

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Description

Matsushita would join the Army after Pearl Harbor and be inducted in Salt Lake City, Utah. He would take a train down to Camp Shelby in Mississippi to begin his basic training, where he would start with A company. There, he would become friends with Hawaiian soldiers, speaking about their pidgin english and then being moved to K Company. He also talks about some of the discrimination that he saw while in the South. He would get shipped out to Italy, gambling and getting seasick along the way. Next, he talks about the companies that he was involved with and friends that he made along the way.

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video/m4v

Extent

0:28:30

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Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2005OH0602_02_Matsushita

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URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/602-Matsushita-Tom-2.m4v

Date of Birth

1924 Sep 14

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Nickname

Location of Basic Training

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Yes

Citation

Matsushita, Tomii: narrator, Nakaishi, Russell: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Tomii Tom Matsushita oral history interview, part 2 of 5, September 18, 2005,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed March 2, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1051621.