Kazuichi Hamasaki oral history interview, part 1 of 2, March 21, 2006

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Description

Hamasaki begins by giving a background of his family, as well as a sense of what it was like growing up in Maui. Next, he talks about the Pearl Harbor attacks and the effects that it had on the community, the ministers and the Japanese language teachers being detained and sent away. Following high school, he would volunteer for the Army and head to the Schofield Barracks to get ready to ship to the mainland. After two weeks, he would be sent to Camp Shelby in Mississippi to begin his basic training and prepare to go overseas. A little over a year passes until he is sent to Oran, North Africa and then to Italy where he would see combat. At Hill 140 he would encounter many casualties and see the hardships of combat.

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video/m4v

Extent

0:58:22

Language

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2006OH0657_01_Hamasaki

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/657-Hamasaki-Kaz-1.m4v

Date of Birth

1922 May 02

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Nickname

Location of Basic Training

Index

Yes

Citation

Hamasaki, Kazuichi: narrator, Okitsu, Walter: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Kazuichi Hamasaki oral history interview, part 1 of 2, March 21, 2006,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 23, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1051973.