Kennie Namba oral history interview, part 4 of 6, July 13, 2001

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Description

Namba talks about leaving Minidoka to go to Fort Douglas for induction; describes barbed wire; and talks about basic training at Camp Blanding and Camp Shelby. He then talks about his brother's military service; traveling overseas on the Queen Mary; and the relationship between Caucasian and Japanese American soldiers. Next, Namba talks about Nisei soldiers' encounters with German POWs; discusses his knowledge of the 100th and 442nd prior to becoming a replacement; landing in France; and meeting up with the 442nd after the Vosges mountain campaign. Lastly, Namba talks about his experiences as a replacement soldier, discusses going to Italy, talks about the meaning of "Go for Broke", and provides some thoughts regarding Nisei soldiers.

Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:29:29

Language

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2001OH0185_04_Namba

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/185-Namba-Kennie-4.m4v

Date of Birth

1925 May 02

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Index

Yes

Citation

Namba, Kennie: narrator, Hawkins, Richard: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Kennie Namba oral history interview, part 4 of 6, July 13, 2001,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 18, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1052083.