Grant Hayao Ichikawa oral history interview, part 2 of 3, April 15, 2008

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Description

Following the Turlock, Ichikawa and his family were moved to the Gila River Concentration Camp, where he saw posters showing that the Army needed military volunteers who could speak Japanese and work as interpreters. Once approved, Ichikawa was shipped out basic training at Camp Shelby and then started his overseas work in Australia doing interrogation. The MIS took him from Australia to Manila, where he recalls fieldwork that brought him to a group of Japanese soldiers that were reluctant to surrender. Next, his team was moved to Japan on commission work, where he would end up getting married. Ichikawa was discharged and moved back to California to start his fruit farming business again, but was recalled in 1950 for the Korean War, forcing him to give up his farm once again.

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video/m4v

Extent

0:57:38

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Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2008OH0851_02_Ichikawa

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/851-Ichikawa-Grant-2.m4v

Date of Birth

1919 Apr 17

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Location of Basic Training

Index

Yes

Citation

Ichikawa, Grant Hayao: narrator, Miyamoto, Phil: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Grant Hayao Ichikawa oral history interview, part 2 of 3, April 15, 2008,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 25, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1054889.