Kenso Miyamoto oral history interview, part 3 of 5, April 28, 2002

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Description

Miyamoto describes his survival strategies at various military bases on the U.S. Mainland. He was valued for his skill as payroll and personnel officer and then he transferred to Camp Hale from Camp Carson. He did not encounter discrimination for being Japanese until he was singled out from his entirely Caucasian company to be sent to Fort Meade instead of San Francisco. He then directed a platoon of replacement troops for the 442nd and describes nearly being sent into the Battle of the Bulge due to a misunderstanding. The segment ends with his recollections of traveling to Europe on a large troopship (RMS Queen Elizabeth II) and taking a mail train to Italy to join the 442nd which was eagerly awaiting their support.

Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:30:06

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Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2002OH0276_03_Miyamoto

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/276-Miyamoto-Kenso-3.m4v

Date of Birth

1916 Apr 11

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Nickname

Location of Basic Training

Index

Yes

Citation

Miyamoto, Kenso: narrator, Shoho, Stephanie: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Kenso Miyamoto oral history interview, part 3 of 5, April 28, 2002,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed June 13, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1052898.