James Oura oral history interview, part 2 of 6, October 23, 2005

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Dublin Core

Description

Oura continues his recollection of the attacks on Pearl Harbor and the subtle discriminations that he felt. After this, he decided that he would volunteer for the Army without his parents knowing. However, he was told the quota was filled, but fighting to join the Army, he eventually was given the okay to serve. After another hick-up at Schofield Barracks, he would ship out to Camp Shelby via the SS Lurline. After a few days about the ship, they would land in San Francisco and train to Mississippi, There, he would begin training with K Company and see a lot of things that he'd never seen in Hawaii, including chiggers, snakes and segregation.

Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:29:40

Language

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2005OH0625_02_Oura

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/625-Oura-James-2.m4v

Date of Birth

1923 Nov 15

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Location of Basic Training

Index

Yes

Citation

Oura, James: narrator, Sakai, Eileen: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “James Oura oral history interview, part 2 of 6, October 23, 2005,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 19, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1051734.