Kayo Hayakawa oral history interview, part 4 of 5, September 18, 2005

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Description

Hayakawa describes getting assistance from a Kibei when writing letters home due to his lack of knowledge regarding the Japanese language; discusses combat experiences at Po Valley; and talks about getting sick and his hospital stay near Livorno. He then talks about his assignment guarding Russian POWs; combat experiences at the Gothic Line; attending school at the University of Utah training center; and reenlisting so that he could go to Japan. Next, Hayakawa talks about his experiences at the Presidio of San Francisco; discusses returning to the United States from Europe; and talks about the Army point system. Lastly, Hayakawa talks about his post-war life including attending cosmetology school and owning a beauty shop; his Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) membership; veterans reunions; discusses meeting his wife; discusses his son; and provides a message to future generations.

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video/m4v

Extent

0:28:34

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Identifier

2005OH0603_04_Hayakawa

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/603-Hayakawa-Kayo-4.m4v

Date of Birth

1922 Feb 14

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Location of Basic Training

Index

Yes

Citation

Hayakawa, Kayo: narrator, Inouye, Jason: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Kayo Hayakawa oral history interview, part 4 of 5, September 18, 2005,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed June 13, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1051631.