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


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Fujimoto continues to talk about the extent to which he heard stories from soldiers that returned from Europe. He discusses his return to Colorado. He shares his thoughts on the end of World War Two and the atomic bombing of Japan. He describes his siblings war service records. He talks about his work for Campbells Soup Company. He talks about his bowling alley. He discusses the illnesses he has had in recent years. He explains how the Vibe Machine helps people with chronic pain. He describes the first time he met his wife. He talks about their courtship. The interviewer tests George Fujimoto's memory of certain dates and numbers. He talks about what it was like to have his first child. He lists his family members that are still alive. He discusses his siblings careers and personal lives. Fujimoto describes his daughter's education and career. He talks about his grandchild. He talks about the extent to which he shares his war stories. He discusses the values he received from his family and his own values. He explains the legacy of the Nisei soldiers. His daughter, Donna Cole, joins the interview. She explains why oral history is important. She explains what it was like to grow up as a minority in Ro Grande Valley, Texas. She describes her first visit to Japan. She talks about how her cultural heritage affects her behavior. She talks about her daughter. She shares a message of gratefulness with her father. She talks about the gala that will honor her father. Several photographs that are shown on screen are described.






Spatial Coverage



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 3 of 3, May 19, 2006,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed June 17, 2024,