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Frank Saburo Sato oral history interview, part 3 of 4, November 17, 2007
Sato discusses his Presidential appointments in the Department of Transportation and Department of Veterans Affairs under the Carter and Reagan administrations. He provides some thoughts regarding being one the first Japanese American Presidential appointees; talks about his experiences with discrimination prior to his appointments; discusses his duties while in the Department of Transportation; and talks about his experiences meeting President Carter. He then talks about his involvement with the redress movement; discusses the reasons why he took the Department of Transportation job; and talks about his relationship with Walter Mondale. Next, Sato talks about the importance of the redress movement; discusses his brother's military service; provides some thoughts regarding President Carter and President Reagan; and discusses his service as part of the Department of Veterans Affairs. Lastly, Sato talks about sharing stories with his children and grandchildren regarding his life experiences including his time spent in incarceration camps.
Oral History Item Type Metadata
Date of Birth
1929 Mar 16
Location of Birth
War or Conflict
Branch of Service
Sato, Frank Saburo: narrator, Horsting, Robert: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Frank Saburo Sato oral history interview, part 3 of 4, November 17, 2007,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed June 2, 2023, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1053566.