Willard Matsumoto oral history interview, part 2 of 3, March 23, 2006

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Description

Matsumoto discusses his experiences prior to shipping out to Europe; talks about traveling from Hawaii to the mainland, and from Virginia to Oran; and talks about his experiences at Camp Shelby including his assignment with the mortars. He then talks about his relationship with mainland soldiers at Camp Shelby; talks about what it was like setting up and firing mortars; discusses combat experiences; and talks about his experiences with segregation while in Mississippi. Next, Matsumoto talks about basic training; going to New York, Chicago, and Washington D.C. on furlough; and talks about the differences between pre and post-war Washington D.C. Lastly, Matsumoto talks about his daughters; his experiences with post-traumatic stress disorder; food in the Army; his experiences in Naples; and talks about the end of the war and returning to the United States.

Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:53:19

Language

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2006OH0659_02_Matsumoto

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/659-Matsumoto-Willard-2.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 2 of 3, March 23, 2006,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 25, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1051984.