Raymond Shoji Murakami oral history interview, part 2 of 3, April 16, 2008

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Description

Murakami continues his recollection of the Marysville Temporary Detention Center and the living conditions there. Shortly after that, he and his family were moved to Tule Lake Concentration Camp where tensions were high and at one point they were tear gassed as hostility ran high. Once the war had ended, Murakami was accepted into UC Berkeley and would attend that until he decided to join the Army. It was then that he would head overseas to Japan to work as an interpreter with the 21st Infantry Regiment and the Quartermaster Corps. After about a year he headed back to California to meet up with his wife and attend UCLA where he would complete his dental degree. Next, he would head to Howard University and he would end up staying in the Washington DC area. It was there that he became involved with social activism and continuing to spread the Japanese American legacy, including helping with the Japanese American Memorial to Patriotism During World War II.

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video/m4v

Extent

0:57:45

Language

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2008OH0853_02_Murakami

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/853-Murakami-Raymond-2.m4v

Date of Birth

1927 May 06

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Location of Basic Training

Index

Yes

Citation

Murakami, Raymond Shoji: narrator, Horsting, Robert: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Raymond Shoji Murakami oral history interview, part 2 of 3, April 16, 2008,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed April 21, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1054923.