Don Okubo oral history interview, part 4 of 7, January 22, 2002

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Description

Okubo discusses basic training at Camp Savage, Fort Snelling and Camp Blanding. When Okubo receives a furlough, he goes to New York. In New York he goes sight seeing, and watches an ice skating show.

After his basic training, Okubo he is sent to Hawaii and receives overseas pay. Back in Hawaii his fellow soldiers are surprise by the Hawaiian hospitality. Okubo discusses the difference between Mainland and Hawaii.

Okubo is assign to the Marines First Division to help with translation and interpretation. Because Okubo is Japanese descent, there are extra precautions taken during wartime. He recalls the invasion of Palau and finding refuge in a foxhole for three days on the beach.

Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:28:03

Language

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2002OH0238_04_Okubo

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/238-Okubo-Don-4.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 4 of 7, January 22, 2002,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed June 17, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1052434.