Douglas Hideaki Kodama oral history interview, part 1 of 2, December 4, 2006

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Description

Douglas Kodama begins the interview with an introduction of his family and what it was like growing up in Maui. During his freshmen year of high school, the attacks on Pearl Harbor occurred and though he didn't see much discrimination, he did feel the effects of the war as he saw teachers being incarcerated and digging trenches behind the high school in case an invasion were to occur. Next, he talks about when he joined the Army and was sent to basic training in Honolulu. As the Army needed interpreters and translators, he was sent to Fort Snelling in Minnesota to begin language training. Shortly after, he was re-routed to Presidio, California where he was given the option to discharge, however, he decided he would stay in the Army. He would be sent to Tokyo to begin his assignment with the defense language section.

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video/m4v

Extent

0:55:24

Language

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2006OH0740_01_Kodama

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/740-Kodama-Douglas-1.m4v

Date of Birth

1925 Dec 24

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Campaigns/Battles

Index

Yes

Citation

Kodama, Douglas Hideaki: narrator, Oka, L.: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Douglas Hideaki Kodama oral history interview, part 1 of 2, December 4, 2006,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed September 30, 2023, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1052267.