James Oura oral history interview, part 5 of 6, October 23, 2005

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Description

Oura discusses the Gothic Line battle and what it took to push out the German soldiers that were there to finish off the war. After this, they would be allowed to take passes to certain European cities, but if you had enough points, you could also head back to the United States. Next, he discusses his awards and achievements from the war, including a purple heart, a bronze star and two citations. He would head back to Hawaii, where he would begin his career as an auto mechanic, ending his career with Datsun. He would meet his wife and now has grandchildren. He finishes with some final notes and talks about the legacy of the Nisei.

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video/m4v

Extent

0:24:59

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Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2005OH0625_05_Oura

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/625-Oura-James-5.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 5 of 6, October 23, 2005,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 30, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1051737.