Ben Kitagawa oral history interview, part 2 of 6, February 24, 2002

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Description

Kitagawa talks about his life after high school, graduating and then working on the farm. During this time, two of his brothers would be drafted into the Army, one being part of the 45th Infantry and the other in the 442nd Regiment. Next, he talks about the attacks on Pearl Harbor and people getting picked up by the FBI. As the evacuations took place, he would pack up his things and go meet with his family, and head to Santa Anita race track, followed by Rohwer concentration camp in Arkansas. He talks about the poor living conditions there and having no privacy, leading him to volunteer for the Army to escape the camp. He would immediately be accepted and head to Camp Shelby. There, he would be assigned to L company and begin his training as a rifleman.

Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:27:51

Language

Identifier

2002OH0251_02_Kitagawa

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/251-Kitagawa-Ben-2.m4v

Date of Birth

1919 Jan 15

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Location of Basic Training

Index

Yes

Citation

Kitagawa, Ben: narrator, Nakaishi, Russell: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Ben Kitagawa oral history interview, part 2 of 6, February 24, 2002,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 21, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1052672.