Isami Mike Tsuji oral history interview, part 3 of 5, September 6, 2003

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Description

While in Bruyeres, Tsuji would be wounded in action and talks about the intricacies of that. He also talks about his time in Marseille and being able to take a pass to explore the local shops and find that the black market was alive and well. He would find newly packaged toothpaste at a local cosmetics shop and see off-branded cigarettes often. Next, he talks more about how he was wounded, being in the Vosges Mountains, he would be in his foxhole, when he felt a huge explosion behind him and his body flew through the air, losing sensation in the lower half of his body. At first fearing that he was decapitated, the feeling soon came back into his body and he would be moved off to get a surgical procedure done. He would be shipped back to the United States to be discharged, but talks about how he still has shrapnel in his body from that explosion.

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video/m4v

Extent

0:29:52

Language

Identifier

2003OH0332A_03_Tsuji

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/332A-Tsuji-Isami-3.m4v

Date of Birth

1923 Dec 31

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Location of Basic Training

Index

Yes

Citation

Tsuji, Isami Mike: narrator, Horsting, Robert: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Isami Mike Tsuji oral history interview, part 3 of 5, September 6, 2003,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 29, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1053376.