Tomii Tom Matsushita oral history interview, part 3 of 5, September 18, 2005

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Description

Matsushita discusses the friends that he made throughout the War in A and K company. Upon arrival in Italy, he would be engaged in combat, seeing captains shooting at prisoners of war. They would trek through Rome, and move up through Italy towards France. He discusses the details of a war, including hygiene, K rations and uniforms. Next, he talks about their experiences visiting the local towns, taking heavy casualties and heading to France. Sensing the end of the war, the 442nd continued to take heavy casualties through Po Valley, ending up with a few Medal of Honor members in K Company.

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video/m4v

Extent

0:27:58

Language

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2005OH0602_03_Matsushita

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/602-Matsushita-Tom-3.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 3 of 5, September 18, 2005,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 20, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1051622.