Paul Ito oral history interview, part 3 of 3, May 6, 2006


Dublin Core


Ito talks about a bulletin for weary Caucasian soldiers. He discusses his military government unit. He describes his interpretation work. He talks about his work at the Presidio SF. He discusses his family's lives after the war. He describes his new family farm. He describes his wife's personality. He talks about his children and grandchildren. He discusses his church involvement. Several photographs are described and showed on screen. He talks about the other people in his unit that married Japanese Nationals. He briefly talks about interracial marriages in his church. He continues to discuss the process of securing housing in Japan. Ito describes his visits to Japan after the war. He shares his experiences with discrimination. He talks about a friend who helped his family amid their forced removal. He discusses a book about the Japanese American experience. He talks about his church and their choir. He describes the values he hopes to pass on to his family. Ito talks about his grandson. He discusses the extent to which he has shared his war stories. He talks about learning from his parent's oral histories.






Spatial Coverage



Oral History Item Type Metadata


Date of Birth

1922 Nov 09

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service




Ito, Paul: narrator, Yamagami, Don: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Paul Ito oral history interview, part 3 of 3, May 6, 2006,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 25, 2024,