George Fujimoto oral history interview, part 2 of 3, May 19, 2006


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Fujimoto shares his knowledge of World War Two in Europe. He describes the different means of communication his family had in the 1940s. He talks about the Attack on Pearl Harbor and the aftermath. He discusses his experiences with discrimination. He describes his father's return to Japan. He talks about how his family was treated in the aftermath of Pearl Harbor. He explains how Japanese Americans from the West Coast were treated after Pearl Harbor. He describes being drafted. He talks about his basic training. Fujimoto describes his time at Fort Riley, Kansas. He discusses what happened when Franklin D. Roosevelt visited his base. He explains what it was like to meet other Japanese Mainland soldiers. He explains the differences between old and young Second Lieutenants. He briefly describes a visit with his family back in Colorado. He talks about one of his military leaves. He talks about his friends who had family in Concentration Camps. He shares his knowledge of the 100th Battalion. He discusses his time at Camp Shelby. He shares his experiences with discrimination in the South. He talks about Nisei soldiers and the reasons that they went to war. He describes his role in the Service Company. He talks about his friendships with other soldiers. He explains the relationship between Hawaiian soldiers and Mainland soldiers. He discusses his guard duty assignment for Prisoners of War. He explains how he was injured. He shares his knowledge of events overseas. He talks about the extent to which he heard the stories of soldiers who came back from Europe.






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Oral History Item Type Metadata


Date of Birth

1920 Jan 13

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service




Fujimoto, George: narrator, Horsting, Richard: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “George Fujimoto oral history interview, part 2 of 3, May 19, 2006,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed June 19, 2024,