Terry T. Shima oral history interview, part 2 of 2, April 15, 2008

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Description

Shima continues his recollection of joining the 442nd Regiment in Europe after V-E day. He would become involved with the public relations team and be chosen for temporary duty. He would head to New York to hand out public relations papers to reporters and be a part of the media relations. He discusses the general welcoming of the soldiers that were returning from the war and President Truman commenting on the importance of the soldiers. Next, he talks about the legacy of the Nisei and how their accomplishments overseas helped to change the stigma of all Japanese Americans both in the military, and later in society as a whole. He speaks about the various actions taken by the government to correct their wrongs during this time and briefly speaks about the 92nd Division and the Lost Battalion statistics. After this, he talks about meeting his wife and moving to Washington DC, where he would work in international relations for the Department of State. Finally, he talks about helping out with the Japanese American Veterans Association (JAVA) and their relationship with Go For Broke.

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video/m4v

Extent

0:59:22

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Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2008OH0850_02_Shima

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/850-Shima-Terry-2.m4v

Date of Birth

1923 Jan 20

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Index

Yes

Citation

Shima, Terry T.: narrator, Horsting, Richard: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Terry T. Shima oral history interview, part 2 of 2, April 15, 2008,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed March 2, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1054894.