Edward Fujii oral history interview, part 1 of 3, September 7, 2008


Dublin Core


Edward Harumi Fujii is born on April 1, 1923, in Troutdale, OR. Edward's father and mother are from Yamaguchi-Ken, Japan, and they immigrate to the United States. Edward has five brothers and two sisters.

The Fujii family lives in a farming community, and the family all works on the farm. Edward and his siblings attend Troutdale Grade School and Gresham High School.

On December 7, Edward and his family are working on the farm when they hear the news about Pearl Harbor. Edward discusses the aftermath of Pearl Harbor.

The Fujii family goes to the assembly center and later is relocated to Nyssa, OR. When Edward and his family return to Troutdale, he receives his draft notice from the Army.



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Date of Birth

1923 Apr 01

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Location of Basic Training


Fujii, Edward: narrator, Nakaishi, Russell: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Edward Fujii oral history interview, part 1 of 3, September 7, 2008,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 22, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1055456.