Don Miyada oral history interview, part 2 of 4, November 22, 2014


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After Pearl Harbor, Executive Order 9066 is issued and calls for the evacuations of Japanese Americans. Don describes the preparation his family makes before going to Poston, Arizona. At Poston, Don outlines life at camp and the living conditions of the barracks.

Don receives an opportunity to go to Idaho to work on a sugar beet farm and eventually moves to Detriot, Michigan, for employment. In 1944, Don is drafted and goes to Fort Sharedon in Flordia to be inducted into the Army. Then he goes to basic training at Camp Blanding for 17 weeks.

In this interview, Don shares he has two high school diplomas. One from 1942 and 2014.



Oral History Item Type Metadata

Date of Birth

1925 May 21

Location of Birth

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War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service


Miyada, Don: narrator, Horsting, Robert: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Don Miyada oral history interview, part 2 of 4, November 22, 2014,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed June 17, 2024,