Fred Ida oral history interview, part 4 of 8, September 29, 2003

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Description

Ida talks more about volunteering for the Army, going into Schofield Barracks where he would be given the title acting sergeant. He would head to the mainland, landing first in San Francisco before taking the train down to Camp Shelby in Mississippi. Next, he talks about the rigors of basic training, including the chiggers, 25 mile hikes, and making it all the way up to staff sergeant. He also talks about the relationship between mainland and Hawaiian soldiers throughout the training and meeting Earl Finch. After this, he talks about his time visiting places outside of the camp, including Hattiesburg and Jackson, and the prejudice that they saw throughout the south.

Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:29:37

Language

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2003OH0237R_04_Ida

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/237R-Ida-Fred-4.m4v

Date of Birth

1921 Jan 23

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Location of Basic Training

Index

Yes

Citation

Ida, Fred: narrator, Miyamoto, Phil: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Fred Ida oral history interview, part 4 of 8, September 29, 2003,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 29, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1052426.