Shigeru Iba oral history interview, part 2 of 5, September 14, 2002

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Dublin Core

Description

After graduating from Manual Arts High School, Shigeru Iba helps with his Father's nursery business. In March of 1941, Shigeru is drafted into the Army. Springtime is the busiest time for the nursery business. Therefore, he requests a deferment for June 1941.

In September, Shigeru goes to Fort Lewis for basic training. Later, Shigeru is selected to go to Camp Savage for language school. Shigeru is at Camp Savage for a year training to be an interpreter before going overseas.

Shigeru goes to Australia as a replacement for the soldiers in the Guadalcanal Battle. He is assigned to the 41st Division. Shigeru is sent to the hospital at the end of 1944 because of the Jungle Riot. He is hospitalized for one year and released at the end of December 1945.

Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:27:12

Language

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2002OH0301_02_Iba

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/301-Iba-Shigeru-2.m4v

Date of Birth

1917 Apr 01

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Nickname

Location of Basic Training

Index

Yes

Citation

Iba, Shigeru: narrator, Nakamatsu, Karen: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Shigeru Iba oral history interview, part 2 of 5, September 14, 2002,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 28, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1053131.