Kenso Miyamoto oral history interview, part 4 of 5, April 28, 2002

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Description

Miyamoto finishes the story of joining the 442nd two weeks behind schedule because of a mistake in communications. He and his platoon narrowly avoided being sent into the Battle of the Bulge, and then, due to late arrival in Italy, they were spared being part of the Lost Battalion. He enumerates other lucky breaks including being appointed the rank of Sergeant Major for 3rd Battalion Headquarters Company, thereby avoiding front line duty, as well as other near misses with artillery shell fire. He praises the bravery of the Nisei soldiers in the 100th/442nd and describes his role in the campaign to break the Gothic Line in the Po Valley.

Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:26:05

Language

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2002OH0276_04_Miyamoto

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/276-Miyamoto-Kenso-4.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 4 of 5, April 28, 2002,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 23, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1052899.