Clarence Tamayori oral history interview, part 5 of 5, August 26, 2007


Dublin Core


The interview with Clarence Yayoi Tamayori is combined with Robert Tokuo Nagata.

Clarence and Robert discuss their duties during the Champagne Campaign. After the Champagne Campaign, Clarence is in Germany and works at a train station with the Supplies Unit. Robert heads to Italy for the Gothic Line.

When the war ends, Clarence and Robert return to the United States. Clarence returns home in June or July a few months after the European War ends. For Robert, he returns home in December.

Post-war, Clarence suffers from shell shock. Clarence recovers and works for the Coast Guard for a while and then an air conditioning shop. As for Robert, He gets married and has three children and three grandchildren.

Both Clarence and Robert are proud of their service in 442nd and protecting their country. Robert says education is vital for future generations. Clarence wants future generations to know about the 442nd and World War Two. The Nisei Legacy opens the pathway for equal opportunity and education for the next generations.



Oral History Item Type Metadata


Date of Birth

1921 Jun 18

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service


Tamayori, Clarence: narrator Nagata, Robert: narrator, “Clarence Tamayori oral history interview, part 5 of 5, August 26, 2007,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed June 23, 2024,