Charles Toyoji Ijima oral history interview, part 4 of 4, April 11, 2007


Dublin Core


Charley discusses the opportunity to visits, Jerome and Rohwer. When traveling to New York after the war, he meets a mutual friend of Eva's who he corresponds with during wartime. During wartime, he describes how the soldiers' shower on the battlefield.

Back on the mainland, Charley shares two incidents that cause trouble at camp. Post-war, he enrolls at the University of Honolulu and meets his wife. He is the first in his family to graduate from college.

Charley and his wife have three sons together. However, one son passes away from a car accident at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida. Before going overseas, Charley is threatened by a plantation field supervisor. Charley has a desire to confront the man after returning home from the war. He shares how he handles the matter.



Oral History Item Type Metadata

Date of Birth

1925 Jan 08

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Location of Basic Training


Ijima, Charles Toyoji: narrator, Yamagami, Don: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Charles Toyoji Ijima oral history interview, part 4 of 4, April 11, 2007,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed April 21, 2024,