Takashi Matsui oral history interview, part 3 of 6, September 1, 2001

Files

Dublin Core

Description

Matsui talks about his whereabouts when he first head of the attacks on Pearl Harbor, hearing it on the radio and getting drafted into the Army at Fort Lewis. He would attend basic training at Camp Robinson, where he would immediately get friendly with a Native American soldier. He would be assigned to the Military Intelligence Service Language School at Camp Savage and begin his courses there. He would train as a translator as he was a kibei and understood Japanese well, and would even stay on to be an instructor.

Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:28:27

Language

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2001OH0199_03_Matsui

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/199-Matsui-Tak-3.m4v

Date of Birth

1917 Jan 20

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Location of Basic Training

Index

Yes

Citation

Matsui, Takashi: narrator, Okinaka, Bobby: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Takashi Matsui oral history interview, part 3 of 6, September 1, 2001,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed October 5, 2023, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1052151.