Munro Shintani oral history interview, part 2 of 3, May 21, 2006

Files

Dublin Core

Description

After graduating from high school, Shintani joined the Army, going to basic training at Camp Shelby in Mississippi. It was here that he saw firsthand, the segregation throughout the South. At the same time, he would see fighting between Hawaiian and mainland soldiers in his unit, until Earl Finch took some Hawaiian soldiers to concentration camps so they could see what the mainland soldiers were going through. During basic training, Shintani trained as an ammo bearer and worked with bazookas. Next, he discusses the differences in weapons used, from both the Americans and the Germans. His regiment was then sent out to Oran in North Africa for a month to do some final training and guarding, and then to Naples, Italy to begin combat. Once landed in Europe, F company was immediately thrown into the war, being pinned down and hoping to make it out alive.

Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:59:02

Language

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2006OH0672_02_Shintani

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/672-Shintani-Munro-2.m4v

Date of Birth

1925 May 02

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Nickname

Location of Basic Training

Index

Yes

Citation

Shintani, Munro: narrator, Horsting, Robert: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Munro Shintani oral history interview, part 2 of 3, May 21, 2006,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed April 1, 2023, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1052038.