Don Okubo oral history interview, part 6 of 7, January 22, 2002

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Description

Okubo discusses Guadalcanal, Marshall Islands and his duties of getting the Prisoners of War (POW) ready to ship back to Japan. Preliminary investigation of Unites States soldiers' casualty postpones Okubo from being discharge. Soon after, Okubo is assign to interpret the war crime trials at the Japanese Consulate. In 1945 Okubo is discharge as Master Sergeant and returns to Hawaii.

Okubo feels the Prisoners of War are treated very well by the United States after surrendering. Some Prisoners of War even gave Okubo their contact information to stay in contact. However, Okubo does not go to Japan and no longer has their contact information. He receives the Bronze Star from the Navy after his service and after 50 years the Silver Star from the Army.


Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:28:11

Language

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2002OH0238_06_Okubo

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/238-Okubo-Don-6.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 6 of 7, January 22, 2002,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed June 24, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1052436.