Toshio Tokunaga oral history interview, part 1 of 3, November 17, 2007

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Description

Tokunaga begins the interview talking about his family background and his parents coming over from Japan and settling eventually in Washington. Growing up in Washington, he would enjoy playing sports with other kids, attend regular and Japanese language schools and fish for trout. Next, he talks about being in the middle of a movie when hearing about the Pearl Harbor attacks. Following the Executive Order 9066 evacuation, he and his family would be forced to Puyallup Temporary Detention Center until being moved to Minidoka concentration camp in Idaho.

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video/m4v

Extent

0:56:44

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Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2007OH0834_01_Tokunaga

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/834-Tokunaga-Tosh-1.m4v

Date of Birth

1925 Jan 02

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Location of Basic Training

Campaigns/Battles

Index

Yes

Citation

Tokunaga, Toshio: narrator, Horsting, Robert: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Toshio Tokunaga oral history interview, part 1 of 3, November 17, 2007,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 19, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1053587.