Seichi Sakaida oral history interview, part 2 of 2, August 26, 2007


Dublin Core


Seichi Sakaida discusses his leaders and squad members. He is in basic training for almost a year before deployment overseas. He lands in Naples, Italy. Seichi is in K Company and the mortar pool unit. His duty is to support the infantrymen.

Being part of the mortar unit, he describes the dangers that are faced on the battlefields. He shares his experiences of the Lost Battalion rescue, breaking the Gothic Line, and Bruyeres.

When the war ends, he sees two of his brothers overseas. Post-war, Seichi returns home and works at Molokai plantation and Del Monte Kunia before retiring. He gets married and has three children and five grandchildren.

Seichi talks about the Nisei legacy and the contributions of the 442nd for future generations.



Oral History Item Type Metadata

Date of Birth

1922 Jul 09

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Location of Basic Training


Sakaida, Seichi: narrator, Horsting, Robert: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Seichi Sakaida oral history interview, part 2 of 2, August 26, 2007,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 27, 2024,