Kenneth Inada oral history interview, part 6 of 7, September 26, 2005

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Description

Inada continues talking about his war experiences, including joining up with I Company, before getting wounded in action. He talks about being in combat and getting a hand injury, causing him to leave and head to a field hospital. There, he begged for an operation which was granted to him, otherwise he may have died that night. He would stay there until the end of the war, being discharged and pursuing a psychology degree at the University of Chicago. He would then be accepted into a PhD program at the University of Tokyo, taking a heavy interest in Buddhism. It was there, that he would also have interactions with the War Crimes Trials and with General Hideki Tojo. After this, he speaks about his marriage and family background and being a professor. Finally, he discusses buddhism as a religion and if he would have joined the Army if he had studied Buddhism earlier in life.

Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:30:10

Language

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2005OH0606_06_Inada

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/606-Inada-Kenneth-6.m4v

Date of Birth

1923 May 07

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Location of Basic Training

Index

Yes

Citation

Inada, Kenneth: narrator, Miyamoto, Phil: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Kenneth Inada oral history interview, part 6 of 7, September 26, 2005,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed July 23, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1051649.