Thomas Ukichi Wozumi oral history interview, part 1 of 4, June 25, 2007


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Thomas Ukichi Wozumi is born July 24, 1918, in Honolulu, Hawaii. His father Utaro Wozumi, and mother, Otsuru Yamamoto Wozumi are Issei from Japan. He has two older siblings, Mildred and James.

Thomas and his family live at Castle Estate Kindergarten, where his father works. His family maintains their Japanese values and morals at home. Besides attending primary school, Thomas attends the Japanese Language School. In his free time, his childhood activities include diving for squid, fishing, movies, and barefoot football.

After graduating high school, Thomas works at a few places before receiving his draft notice to join the Army. He describes Army life and the attack on Pearl Harbor. He also shares who are influential role models in his early upbringing.






Wozumi, Thomas Ukichi: narrator, Yuge, Tim: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Thomas Ukichi Wozumi oral history interview, part 1 of 4, June 25, 2007,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 20, 2024,