Edward M. Yamasaki oral history interview, part 1 of 3, December 7, 2007

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Description

Yamasaki begins the interview talking about how his family came from Japan to Hawaii. As his parents were born in Hawaii, he was a sansei, and would speak very little Japanese at home. His father would help to get him into a private elite school, called Punahou School, which helped him get acquainted with a more diverse population than most Hawaiians. He would have some influence of Japanese culture from both his grandparents and the Japanese language school that he attended after regular school. Next, he talks about Pearl Harbor and how he came to join the Army after a year at the University of Hawaii. He would be inducted at Schofield Barracks before being sent to Mississippi to begin his basic training at Camp Shelby. There, he would train as a machine gunner for I Company until he was shipped out to Europe.

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video/m4v

Extent

0:58:36

Language

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2007OH0846_01_Yamasaki

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/846-Yamasaki-Ed-1.m4v

Date of Birth

1924 May 12

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Index

Yes

Citation

Yamasaki, Edward M.: narrator, Tsukiyama, T.: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Edward M. Yamasaki oral history interview, part 1 of 3, December 7, 2007,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed June 17, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1054907.