Richard Tochihara oral history interview, part 3 of 5, September 14, 2002

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Description

Following the American concentration camps in Idaho, Tochihara would volunteer for the Army, wanting to fight for the country he was born and raised in. After a 30 day furlough, he would begin his basic training at Camp Shelby as a replacement for the 100th Infantry Battalion. He would be trained with the heavy guns team. He talks about the fighting between the mainland and Hawaiian soldiers and how they took the Hawaiian soldiers to Rohwer concentration camp, where they would learn about the incarceration of Japanese Americans. Next, he would be shipped out in a convoy for 28 days, arriving first in North Africa before docking near Naples in Italy. He would join up with the 442nd Regiment, M company and head to Anzio, followed by Hill 140, where he would be wounded in action.

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video/m4v

Extent

0:28:55

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Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2002OH0303_03_Tochihara

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/303-Tochihara-Richard-3.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 3 of 5, September 14, 2002,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed April 21, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1053186.