Jotoku Asato oral history interview, part 1 of 2, April 26, 2008

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Description

Asato begins the interview talking about his family background, including his parents coming from Okinawa prefecture and settling down on Maui. He talks about growing up in Paia, attending Paia School and picking pineapples at Maui Pineapple. He would also attend Japanese language school, and enjoy playing marbles and golf with friends. Next, he talks about being in the pineapple fields when he first heard of the attacks on Pearl Harbor and staying at the boarding house due to curfew. He would volunteer for the Army, going first to Schofield Barracks before getting shipped to the mainland. Once arrived, they would head to Camp Shelby in Mississippi, to begin their basic training. He talks about going into towns and the hot weather they endured before shipping overseas and landing in Naples. Next, he talks about his first combat in Rome, and seeing the gruesome casualties.

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video/m4v

Extent

0:56:09

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Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2008OH0856_01_Asato

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/856-Asato-Jotoku-1.m4v

Date of Birth

1923 Dec 18

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

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Location of Basic Training

Campaigns/Battles

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Yes

Citation

Asato, Jotoku: narrator, Oka, Leonard: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Jotoku Asato oral history interview, part 1 of 2, April 26, 2008,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed March 3, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1054933.