Seisaburo Taba oral history interview, part 2 of 3, June 25, 2007

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Description

Taba continues with his time after he had joined the Army. After taking a train to Mississippi, he would begin his basic training at Camp Shelby, learning to be an assistant machine gunner. While there, he would join the 100th Infantry Battalion and really see the segregation of the south first hand. Once his training was complete, he would then be shipped out, where he would meet the others in the 100th Battalion for the first time. The ship would convoy to North Africa where he would stay for about a month until shipping out to Italy. In Italy, Taba would be assigned to the Headquarters company and sent to a team that would be in charge of mine sweeping so that tanks could get through without harm. He explains that process and his experience when a stone wall crumbled and he was buried alive for about five minutes until someone was able to dig him out. Next, he talks about various other war experiences, including the various battles that he took part in.

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video/m4v

Extent

0:55:37

Language

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2007OH0772_02_Taba

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/772-Taba-Seisaburo-2.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 2 of 3, June 25, 2007,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 27, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1052861.