Fred Matsumura oral history interview, part 2 of 4, January 25, 2003

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Description

Matsumura recounts his harrowing experiences of close range combat on Italian soil with the 442nd Infantry Regiment. He was wounded several times in various campaigns and witnessed the injuries and death of much of his fellow servicemen. He details his killing of several German soldiers with grenades and rifle fire, and the haunting images of battle that have bothered him since.

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video/m4v

Extent

0:28:28

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Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2003OH0322_02_Matsumura

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/322-Matsumura-Fred-2.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 2 of 4, January 25, 2003,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 25, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1053317.