Yoshito Yoshino oral history interview, part 1 of 3, March 24, 2007

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Description

Yoshino begins the interview with his family background, being raised by his grandparents on Maui. Growing up on a plantation, he was quite the rascal, and would get into a lot of fights as a child, so he was taken in by the local boxing community and taught to fight the right way. He would also enjoy surfing and fishing at the local beaches. Next, he talks about his whereabouts during the Pearl Harbor attacks and how they were forced to paint their windows black, while many people he knew were taken into custody by the FBI. He would get a job at the PX, and then Red Hill before volunteering for the Army and getting his basic training at Camp Wolters in Texas. He would become involved with the boxing team and travel throughout the United States for exhibitions. Next, he talks about shipment to Le Havre and his good friend Ted Ohira.

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video/m4v

Extent

0:56:26

Language

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2007OH0746_01_Yoshino

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/746-Yoshino-Yoshito-1.m4v

Date of Birth

1925 Jul 07

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Location of Basic Training

Index

Yes

Citation

Yoshino, Yoshito: narrator, Yee, Govan: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Yoshito Yoshino oral history interview, part 1 of 3, March 24, 2007,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed March 26, 2023, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1052301.