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Esther Oda oral history interview, part 2 of 3, March 25, 2002
Oda discusses her experiences traveling to Hattiesburg and her experiences once there. She then talks about men at Minidoka Incarceration Camp volunteering for the Army, correspondence with her mother while she was incarcerated at Minidoka; and visiting her father at Crystal City and recalling the Peruvian Japanese that were incarcerated there. After her visit at Crystal City, Oda traveled to visit her college friend in Kentucky before traveling to Cleveland to visit her brother. Oda also discusses correspondence with her husband while he was overseas, her husband's return to the United States, and her feelings regarding the 100th and 442nd and their impact on future generations. Lastly, Oda talks about the events of September 11th in relation to World War Two, and discusses her family in Japan, how her parent's met, and her father's involvement in the Japanese American community.
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Date of Birth
1921 Nov 20
Location of Birth
Oda, Esther: narrator, Horsting, Robert: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Esther Oda oral history interview, part 2 of 3, March 25, 2002,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed March 25, 2023, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1052798.