Rikio Tsuda oral history interview, part 2 of 6, October 21, 2002

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Dublin Core

Description

Tsuda discusses his family religion and the untimely death of his father while he was away in Kahuku. He also talks about his brother that was already in the 100th infantry and his progressions to get there. After this, he talks about his journey to joining the Army, as the government was asking for volunteers to be replacements. He would report to his draft board and be shipped out to Camp Shelby in Mississippi. There he would learn basic training with heavy weapons and guard the Afrikan Korps German prisoners of war. He would be sent over early to Europe as they were in need of replacements and would take a convoy of ships through the Strait of Gibraltar. As Mount Vesuvius was erupting, they would have to take a detour but would eventually end up in Italy, where they would be on their way to link up with the 100th Infantry Battalion.

Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:28:40

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Identifier

2002OH0309_02_Tsuda

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/309-Tsuda-Rikio-2.m4v

Date of Birth

1923 Oct 14

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Nickname

Location of Basic Training

Index

Yes

Citation

Tsuda, Rikio: narrator, Yoneshige, David: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Rikio Tsuda oral history interview, part 2 of 6, October 21, 2002,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 25, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1053260.