Ben Kitagawa oral history interview, part 3 of 6, February 24, 2002

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Description

Kitagawa discusses his unit, the teamwork that made them bond and the toughness of losing a friend in the war. He talks a bit more about Camp Shelby, including the weather, before talking about his shipment to Italy. Once arrived, he would immediately notice the poor conditions of the city and would occasionally talk with civilians. After this, he talks about sending letters to family back home and some of his war experiences, meeting up with the 100th Infantry Battalion and marching on from Italy to France. In France, he would liberate Bruyeres and rescue the Lost Battalion.

Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:28:44

Language

Identifier

2002OH0251_03_Kitagawa

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/251-Kitagawa-Ben-3.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 3 of 6, February 24, 2002,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 25, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1052673.