Kenneth Ota oral history interview, part 3 of 4, July 26, 2002

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Description

Ota continues his recollection of going to Camp Shelby for basic training. He talks about the rivalry between the Hawaiian soldiers and the mainland soldiers and seeing segregation in the South. He would spend a year at Camp Shelby before being shipped out and sent first to North Africa and then to Civitavecchia in Italy. He talks about his war experiences in Bruyeres, the Lost Battalion and getting wounded. His wound would require surgery and he would be removed from the war, finishing with a rank of sergeant. After this, he talks about some other war experiences and what it was like to be in the middle of combat. He would return to the United States and be rehabilitating when the war ended. After this, he talks about the Nisei legacy and the importance of the Japanese Americans during this time.

Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:30:19

Language

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2002OH0295_03_Ota

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/295-Ota-Kenji-3.m4v

Date of Birth

1918 Dec 01

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Location of Basic Training

Index

Yes

Citation

Ota, Kenneth: narrator, Horsting, Robert: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Kenneth Ota oral history interview, part 3 of 4, July 26, 2002,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 23, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1053032.