Kiyoji Morimoto oral history interview, part 6 of 7, February 28, 2002

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Dublin Core

Description

Kiyoji "Jonah" Morimoto discusses he would not do anything different in his battle field experiences. He got along well with the other officers and his rank during the war is Tech Sargent. In his company, the Platoon Sargent gets injured and Morimoto takes over that command. With his accomplishments during the war, He receives the Brown Star for the Lost Battalion for heroic leadership.

Morimoto describes hearing the news about the war ending and returning home on the Liberty ship. The travel on the Atlantic Ocean takes 19 days. The ship lands in Newport News, Virginia and Morimoto is happy to see a welcome home sign and welcome home dinner. The dinner consist of turkey and ham.

Before getting discharge in Honolulu Army Separation Center Wahu, he receives a pass to go home to see his family. The first person he sees is his Brother. Morimoto finds it hard back to civilian life due to the war images in his mind. He says time is the best healer. During his healing time he helps his Brother at the auto paint shop and goes to trade school.


Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:28:07

Language

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2002OH0254_06_Morimoto

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/254-Morimoto-Kiyoji-6.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 6 of 7, February 28, 2002,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 21, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1052695.