Arthur Nishimoto oral history interview, part 4 of 7, September 28, 2005

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Description

Nishimoto talks more about his time at Camp Shelby for his basic training, including the mental and physical challenges and the inner spirit that made the Nisei soldiers so balanced. He also talks about the responsibilities of being a sergeant and squad leader, having to show confidence to his squad members so that they will follow him into battle. Shortly after basic training, they would head overseas in a 100 ship convoy, taking a detour to Oran in North Africa first before meeting with the rest of the unit in Naples. From there, they would get some free time and Nishimoto would go to see the Vatican and Pompeii. His first combat would be in Belvedere, getting shelled and making sure his men were okay.

Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:29:02

Language

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2005OH0612_04_Nishimoto

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/612-Nishimoto-Arthur-4.m4v

Date of Birth

1923 Aug 28

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Nickname

Location of Basic Training

Index

Yes

Citation

Nishimoto, Arthur: narrator, Miyamoto, Phil: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Arthur Nishimoto oral history interview, part 4 of 7, September 28, 2005,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 30, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1051680.