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

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Description

Fukuhara discusses getting drafted and going to Camp Blanding for basic training; traveling overseas; weapons he carried; Army friendships; and his relationship with Hawaiian soldiers. He then talks about landing in France and traveling to Marseilles; his combat experiences in Leghorn; discusses seeing German soldiers killed in action; and talks about sightseeing in Europe and his interactions with civilians in Switzerland and Italy. Next, Fukuhara talks about selling cigarettes on the black market to send money to his family; his duties processing German POWs; and returning home and seeing his family again. Fukuhara then talks about his post-war employment including working at his in-laws grocery store and co-owning a farm; meeting his wife; and discusses values and ethics. Lastly, Fukuhara provides a message to his daughter and future generations; and discusses what his parents did after the war.

Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:58:07

Language

Identifier

2006OH0666_02_Fukuhara

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/666-Fukuhara-Chester-2.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 2 of 2, May 6, 2006,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed March 3, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1052005.