Hiroshi Takusagawa oral history interview, part 3 of 4, February 25, 2006

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Description

Takusagawa and his family ended up at the Gila River Concentration Camp after a stint at the Tulare Temporary Detention Center. There, he saw a sign to recruit men into the 442nd Regiment, so he joined right away. Takusagawa was sent to Camp Shelby in Mississippi to begin his basic training and there learned how to be a mortar gunner. After a short stop in North Africa, the 442nd was sent to Naples in Italy where they would get their first experiences in live combat. It was there that Takusagawa learned what real war was about and would end up getting wounded with shrapnel in Bruyeres. Once recovered from his wound, he rejoined the regiment back in Italy. It was during a detachment from the regiment that the war ended and they he was sent back to the United States with the 29th Division, where the legacy of the 442nd was already alive. He was discharged in Santa Barbara and began a career in Los Angeles.

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video/m4v

Extent

0:55:31

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Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2006OH0641_03_Takusagawa

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/641-Takusagawa-Hiro-3.m4v

Date of Birth

1922 Jul 11

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

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Location of Basic Training

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Yes

Citation

Takusagawa, Hiroshi: narrator, Hawkins, Richard: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Hiroshi Takusagawa oral history interview, part 3 of 4, February 25, 2006,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed April 12, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1051912.