Kiyoji Morimoto oral history interview, part 4 of 7, February 28, 2002

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Description

Kiyoji "Jonah" Morimoto discusses rank as Private FIrst Class (PFC), First Platoon, and Third Squad. At basic training, Morimoto describes the relationship between the Mainland boys and the Hawaiian boys. He recalls the nickname that the Hawaiians call the Mainland boys - "katonk".

Hattiesburg becomes an active town when Camp Shelby brings in the soldiers. Morimoto finds training rough due to physical size compared to other soldiers. On his spare time at basic training, he look forward to going to Hattiesburg for the fried chicken .

In June, Morimoto goes overseas to the Europe Theater. He has different thoughts about war compare to when he volunteered for service. Morimoto lands in Naples and sees the destruction of the city. Morimoto recalls the campaigns he fights in Rome-Arno; Naples Foggia; Champagne Campaign; Gothic Line; and Bruyeres. The most memorable one for him is the Luciano battle because his Sargent gets injured and Morimoto is saved by his K ration.

Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:28:27

Language

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2002OH0254_04_Morimoto

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/254-Morimoto-Kiyoji-4.m4v

Date of Birth

1919 Aug 09

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Nickname

Location of Basic Training

Index

Yes

Citation

Morimoto, Kiyoji: narrator, Miyamoto, Phil: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Kiyoji Morimoto oral history interview, part 4 of 7, February 28, 2002,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 23, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1052693.