Akira Minamide oral history interview, part 4 of 6, February 24, 2002

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Dublin Core

Description

Minamide discusses evacuating at 17 years-old to Colorado and seeing snow on the way there. Minamide would correspond with friends to join them to work on the sugar beet plantation in Colorado. Minamide would also correspond with his Father. When his Father is released from camp, he would spend six months with the family before passing away.

Minamide and his brother receives draft notices after filling yes yes on the Loyalty Questionnaire. Since their Father passes away, Minamide's Brother does not go to basic training. Minamide takes the physical exam and has high blood pressure. He is sent to the hospital for treatment and is given kitchen duty before heading off to Camp Blanding. Minamide deals with some obstacles before going overseas. He leaves with a different company than he trains with because he does not have a gas mask. Before leaving, his company is held back due to the measles.

Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:29:21

Language

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2002OH0250_04_Minamide

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/250-Minamide-Aki-4.m4v

Date of Birth

1924 Feb 03

Location of Birth

Incarceration Facilities

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Nickname

Location of Basic Training

Index

Yes

Citation

Minamide, Akira: narrator, Hawkins, Richard: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Akira Minamide oral history interview, part 4 of 6, February 24, 2002,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 23, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1052640.