George Aki oral history interview, part 2 of 2, February 18, 2006


Dublin Core


Aki describes his seminary school experiences. He talks about the Attack on Pearl Harbor and the Aftermath. He continues to discusses the forced removal process. He talks about the concentration camp that he and his family were assigned to. He describes how he lost a child while he lived in the concentration camp. He revisits the reasons that he volunteered. Aki talks about his marriage. He briefly discusses an attempt to plant a church in Fresno, California. He talks about his Chaplin military service. He describes a conflict he had with his commander. He discusses what it was like to be in a segregated unit. He describes the last battle he took part in. Aki talks about preparing his unit for military service. He briefly talks about casualties during World War Two. He discusses his memorable experiences from working with soldiers. He describes the church services that he held for soldiers. He talks about the end of World War Two. He recollects a conversation that he had with a high ranking staff general. He explains how he became a conscientious objector. He briefly talks about his post-war life. He shares his thoughts on national affairs and oral history. He shares his advice for the future generations Aki also reflects on his values.






Spatial Coverage



Oral History Item Type Metadata


Date of Birth

1914 Sep 11

Location of Birth

Incarceration Facilities

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service




Aki, George: narrator, Nakaishi, Russell: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “George Aki oral history interview, part 2 of 2, February 18, 2006,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed March 3, 2024,