Peter Fukasawa oral history interview, part 5 of 5, August 25, 2001

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Description

Fukasawa discusses moving to to Oelwein, Iowa because his wife has a teaching job there. He gets a job at John Deere and saves enough money to buy a house. Later he joins the National Guard in 1947 until 1952.

Fukasawa is sent to Korea and says the feeling is different from the European Theater because there is not advancement of the front line. In Korea you have to hold the line and the moral is not a high spirited.

Fukasawa returns back home after the war when he accumulates enough points. After Korea, Fukasawa and his wife live in Los Angeles. He gets a job at the Naval Center until 1954 when he works for Ventura County Junior College. Fukasawa works his way up to head Gardener and then retires. He has three daughters, grandchild and great grandchildren. Fukasawa also leaves a advice for future generations.

Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:16:31

Language

Identifier

2001OH0192_05_Fukasawa

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/192-Fukasawa-Peter-5.m4v

Date of Birth

1915 Jul 10

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Location of Basic Training

Index

Yes

Citation

Fukasawa, Peter: narrator, Inouye, Jason: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Peter Fukasawa oral history interview, part 5 of 5, August 25, 2001,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 21, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1052120.