Willard Matsumoto oral history interview, part 1 of 3, March 23, 2006

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Description

Matsumoto discusses his nickname; and talks about growing up on Maui which includes discussing his family, living on a plantation, friendships, discipline, and recreational activities. He then talks about attending school; discusses his siblings; talks about being in the military with his brother; and discusses the deaths of his mother and brother. Next, Matsumoto talks about the plantation community he was a part of while growing up; speaking Pidgin at home; attending church and Japanese language school; discusses his reasons for volunteering for the Army; and talks about playing sports in high school. Lastly, Matsumoto talks about the attack on Pearl Harbor and aftermath; provides some thoughts regarding incarceration camps; and talks about friends who were killed in action.

Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:54:27

Language

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2006OH0659_01_Matsumoto

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/659-Matsumoto-Willard-1.m4v

Date of Birth

1921 Apr 10

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Nickname

Location of Basic Training

Index

Yes

Citation

Matsumoto, Willard: narrator, Nakaishi, Russell: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Willard Matsumoto oral history interview, part 1 of 3, March 23, 2006,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 23, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1051983.