Mitsuki Matsunaga oral history interview, part 3 of 3, March 7, 2007

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Description

Matsunaga talks about his time overseas and the 442nd Regimental Combat Team. At the outset of the regiment, there were many differences between the Hawaiian and mainland soldiers which were put aside after Earl Finch took the Hawaiian soldiers to the American concentration camps in Jerome. Next, he talks about his first action in combat during the Hill 140 battle. It was here on the front line that he fought as part of the original G Company. Next, he talks about various other war experiences including the Lost Battalion. Next, he would experience the end of the war and taking a short leave to see Venice, Italy. After discharge, Matsunaga was stuck in Los Angeles for a short time as they waited for their boat back to Hawaii. Finally, he talks about his family and his career in Hawaii.

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video/m4v

Extent

0:38:40

Language

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2007OH0751_03_Matsunaga

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/751-Matsunaga-Mitsuki-3.m4v

Date of Birth

1917 Jan 19

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

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Yes

Citation

Matsunaga, Mitsuki: narrator, Horsting, Robert: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Mitsuki Matsunaga oral history interview, part 3 of 3, March 7, 2007,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 23, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1052388.