Kameo Toyota oral history interview, part 4 of 5, November 17, 2002

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Description

Toyota discusses before going to Camp Shelby, the kibei are pulled out and sent to Cat Island as decoys.

Overseas at the European Theater, Toyota recalls being pulled off the line for ten days of rest. After Toyota showers, he receives the news there is a troop trap on top of the hill and needs rescuing. On October 25, Toyota and his company go rescue the Lost Battalion on the same day as his birthday. The rescue is all up hill fighting that consists of an all rifle company and motor company. At this time, Toyota is attach to 35 Division and Company I leads the the company. It takes five days until reach on top of mountain.

During the rescue of the Lost Battalion, the weather is cold, rainy, and snowy. Toyota is one of the first five men that makes contact with the Texans. The next order Toyota receives is to set up a road block and Maritime Alps reconnaissance patrol. Toyota recalls getting wounds and being hospitalized for frost bite and trench foot.

While Toyota is in the European Theater, his family is in Poston at block 213.

Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:28:50

Language

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2002OH0318_04_Toyota

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/318-Toyota-Kameo-4.m4v

Date of Birth

1917 Oct 25

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Nickname

Location of Basic Training

Index

Yes

Citation

Toyota, Kameo: narrator, Kunitomi, Darrell: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Kameo Toyota oral history interview, part 4 of 5, November 17, 2002,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 25, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1053309.