William Omoto oral history interview, part 3 of 5, October 23, 2002

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Dublin Core

Description

Omoto discusses working while in [Poston] incarceration camp; discusses the loyalty questionnaire he had to take; experiences with discrimination while traveling to his induction; and his father’s thoughts regarding pro-Japan interests. Next, Omoto talks about basic training at Camp Blanding; getting drafted; and learning about the 100th Infantry Battalion and 442nd Regimental Combat Team. Lastly, Omoto talks about his encounters with African American soldiers during basic training and while overseas with the 92nd Infantry Division; and discusses traveling overseas.

Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:28:14

Language

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2002OH0315_03_Omoto

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/315-Omoto-William-3.m4v

Date of Birth

1925 Dec 15

Location of Birth

Incarceration Facilities

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Location of Basic Training

Index

Yes

Citation

Omoto, William: narrator, Yoneshige, David: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “William Omoto oral history interview, part 3 of 5, October 23, 2002,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 20, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1053285.