Richard Tochihara oral history interview, part 2 of 5, September 14, 2002

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Description

Tochihara discusses his whereabouts when first hearing of the attacks on Pearl Harbor. As he had dropped out of high school, he was working and he would continue working until the very last second when he would be forced to leave to Puyallup assembly center. He would be sent to Minidoka concentration camp after that and live there, working outside of the camp when possible, topping sugar beets and then working as a stonemason. He would also work at a Coca Cola factory owned by Ty Cobb's family. Tochihara also talks about the living conditions of the concentration camps and getting along with Hawaiian soldiers when he joined the Army. He would enjoy a 30-day furlough before arriving at Camp Shelby to begin his basic training.

Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:26:14

Language

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2002OH0303_02_Tochihara

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/303-Tochihara-Richard-2.m4v

Date of Birth

1923 Apr 17

Location of Birth

Incarceration Facilities

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Location of Basic Training

Index

Yes

Citation

Tochihara, Richard: narrator, Hirata, Jared: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Richard Tochihara oral history interview, part 2 of 5, September 14, 2002,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed April 21, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1053185.