Frank Minoru Kawamoto oral history interview, part 2 of 5, June 3, 2008

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Description

Kawamoto talks about what life was like behind the military zone. He describes a visit with his family before he went to China. He talks about his basic training. He discusses the front lines in China. He describes the abuses of his superior officers. He explains why a solider fought back against his superior officers. Kawamoto talks about his Korean transport troop. He explains how a bible was his good luck charm. He describes his journey through China. He discusses an encounter with a civilian whose wife was kidnapped by Japanese soldiers. He describes the atrocities committed against women. He talks about his journey to divisional headquarters.

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video/m4v

Extent

0:37:33

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Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2008OH0860_02_Kawamoto

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URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/860-Kawamoto-Frank-2.m4v

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Entrance into Service

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Index

Yes

Citation

Kawamoto, Frank Minoru: narrator, Yuge, Tim: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Frank Minoru Kawamoto oral history interview, part 2 of 5, June 3, 2008,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 23, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1054941.