Chester Fukuhara oral history interview, part 1 of 2, May 6, 2006

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Description

Fukuhara talks about growing up on Twitchell Island in California, his father’s farming occupation, and moving around to different islands as a child. He then continues to talk about his childhood and discusses school; working on farms; his family’s home; siblings; his family’s chores; and activities such as going swimming and fishing. Next, Fukuhara talks about the types of food he ate for lunch; attending junior college and his occupation as a houseboy; his siblings’ employment; and the attack on Pearl Harbor. Fukuhara also talks about his family’s forced removal first to Walegra temporary detention facility then to Tule Lake incarceration camp; and his employment while he was incarcerated which included farming in Idaho and Washington, and working at a country club in Idaho. Lastly, Fukuhara talks about getting drafted.

Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:49:26

Language

Identifier

2006OH0666_01_Fukuhara

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/666-Fukuhara-Chester-1.m4v

Date of Birth

1922 Mar 04

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Location of Basic Training

Index

Yes

Citation

Fukuhara, Chester: narrator, Yamagami, Don: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Chester Fukuhara oral history interview, part 1 of 2, May 6, 2006,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed July 24, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1052004.