Susumu Sarae oral history interview, part 4 of 4, October 23, 2005


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After the war, Susumu Sarae goes back to Hawaii. He is a taxis driver for several years before going back to Okinawa, Japan. In Okinawa, Susumu works for the civil service for a year on rebuilding houses. Part of his duties is looking for land and workers. After a year, Susumu goes to Honolulu, Hawaii.

Susumu's message to future generations is to join the Army. He says the Army is beneficial because you meet diverse people and learn about other cultures. At the end of the interview, he shares photographs from World War Two and post-war in Okinawa and the family.



Oral History Item Type Metadata

Date of Birth

1923 Aug 02

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service


Location of Basic Training



Sarae, Susumu: narrator, Tsukano, Lloyd: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Susumu Sarae oral history interview, part 4 of 4, October 23, 2005,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed June 23, 2024,