Seisaburo Taba oral history interview, part 1 of 3, June 25, 2007

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Description

Taba begins the interview talking about his family background and his parents coming over to Hawaii from Okinawa. Growing up in Hawaii, he was able to attend Japanese language school and have a close family relationship, including a handful of siblings. He would attend high school and play football while working to help his family out. Shortly after high school, the attacks on Pearl Harbor occurred and things would change from that point on. Even while at the movies, he would experience small bouts of discrimination, being called "Jap" for the first time in his life. He would then join the Army and join the 442nd, first training at Schofield Barracks and then getting shipped to the mainland to begin basic training at Camp Shelby in Mississippi.

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video/m4v

Extent

0:58:00

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Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2007OH0772_01_Taba

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/772-Taba-Seisaburo-1.m4v

Date of Birth

1923 Mar 04

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Nickname

Location of Basic Training

Index

Yes

Citation

Taba, Seisaburo: narrator, Yuge, Tim: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Seisaburo Taba oral history interview, part 1 of 3, June 25, 2007,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 18, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1052860.