Henry Togami oral history interview, part 2 of 3, May 17, 2007

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Description

Togami continues his recollection of his basic training at Camp Shelby, including scoring high on his tests and playing cribbage. He would then be shipped overseas, taking a convoy to North Africa, before finally being dropped in Naples. There, he would have his first taste of war, working with the instrumentation section, and being a surplus soldier. He would begin his assignment as a forward observer at Leghorn and be 2nd in command, where he would get close to being in combat. Next, he talks about his experiences in both Italy and France, where he would be wounded with shrapnel. He would receive a Purple Heart for his efforts.

Format

video/m4v

Extent

1:00:46

Language

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2007OH0769_02_Togami

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/769-Togami-Henry-2.m4v

Date of Birth

1917 Sep 30

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Index

Yes

Citation

Togami, Henry: narrator, Wasserman, Steven: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Henry Togami oral history interview, part 2 of 3, May 17, 2007,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 29, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1052840.