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

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Description

Namba discusses his post-war experiences with discrimination in Oregon and talks about a local pastor who showed kindness to Japanese Americans during that time. He then talks about his brother's military experiences including his involvement as part of the 522nd Field Artillery Battalion. Namba also talks about his involvement with helping to overturn Oregon's alien land law that prohibited Japanese Americans from land ownership, and provides a message to future generations regarding the importance of education. Lastly, Namba shows and describes pictures taken in his uniform; a wedding photograph; a family picture with his wife, children, and grandchildren; a photograph from his 50th wedding anniversary; and briefly shows two military decorations.

Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:26:22

Language

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2001OH0185_06_Namba

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/185-Namba-Kennie-6.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 6 of 6, July 13, 2001,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 23, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1052085.