Fred Matsumura oral history interview, part 1 of 4, January 25, 2003

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Description

Matsumura discusses his family background in Hawaii and hearing about the attack of Pearl Harbor on the radio. He volunteered to defend water and power installations as a civilian in the aftermath of the attack, and later enlisted into the Army. He describes basic training on the Mainland at Camp Shelby and the racial discrimination he observed against Japanese Americans as well as African Americans. Recreational activities like dances at USO clubs and playing sports are also discussed.

Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:26:17

Language

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2003OH0322_01_Matsumura

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/322-Matsumura-Fred-1.m4v

Date of Birth

1923 Apr 14

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Location of Basic Training

Index

Yes

Citation

Matsumura, Fred: narrator, Amano, Iris: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Fred Matsumura oral history interview, part 1 of 4, January 25, 2003,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed July 24, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1053316.