Don Okubo oral history interview, part 3 of 7, January 22, 2002

Files

Dublin Core

Description

Okubo discusses how Hawaii is fortunate that there is no interment camps like the Mainland after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. However, the Japanese Community Leaders and Buddhist Priests are rounded up. Okubo reflects why this happened.

Originally Okubo volunteers for the 442nd Regimental Combat Team but the Military already receives enough soldiers. Later Okubo volunteers again when a request is announce for Japanese Americans with the knowledge of the Japanese language. He recalls traveling to the Mainland, basic training and special training for Military Intelligence Service (MIS).

Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:29:35

Language

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2002OH0238_03_Okubo

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/238-Okubo-Don-3.m4v

Date of Birth

1919 Jan 23

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Location of Basic Training

Index

Yes

Citation

Okubo, Don: narrator, Horsting, Robert: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Don Okubo oral history interview, part 3 of 7, January 22, 2002,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 25, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1052433.