Shigeru Matsukawa oral history interview, part 3 of 7, September 19, 2005

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Description

Matsukawa talks about his parent's reaction to joining the Army and his brother getting killed in action while in the war. He talks about the unfortunate casualties of young men during war time and his brother's path. Soon after his brother passed away, he would get drafted into the Army and get inducted at Fort Douglas. From there, he would get on the train and head to Mobile, Alabama before the final destination at Camp Blanding in Florida. He talks about his basic training and tells a few stories from after the training, including drinking beer with his company mates and hearing pidgin english for the first time.

Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:28:28

Language

Identifier

2005OH0604_03_Matsukawa

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/604-Matsukawa-Shigeru-3.m4v

Date of Birth

1924 Jan 07

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Nickname

Location of Basic Training

Index

Yes

Citation

Matsukawa, Shigeru: narrator, Nakaishi, Russell: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Shigeru Matsukawa oral history interview, part 3 of 7, September 19, 2005,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed July 13, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1051635.