Richard Tochihara oral history interview, part 4 of 5, September 14, 2002

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Dublin Core

Description

Tochihara discusses a couple of soldiers that he knew and talks about the various medals he received for his time overseas, including a Purple Heart. Next, he talks a little bit more about his war experiences, including going AWOL, but not getting caught, heading to the front lines and being sent back. He would be discharged from the Army and head to New York to go to school on the GI Bill and begin his career as an architect. He would move through various cities, eventually landing in Los Angeles, facing a lot of job based-discrimination but finding work with some Jewish architectural firms. He would then go back to school and pass his state exams to be a licensed architect. He next speaks about his marriage background, including grandchildren and children, before giving a message for future generations to get a good education. Finally, they look over his artifacts, including medals and pictures.

Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:25:43

Language

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2002OH0303_04_Tochihara

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/303-Tochihara-Richard-4.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 4 of 5, September 14, 2002,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed March 3, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1053187.