Edward Fujii oral history interview, part 2 of 3, September 7, 2008


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Edward Fujii's interview is with his wife, Aya Fujii.

When Edward Fujii receives his draft notice, he reports to Fort Dix, Utah, for his induction into the Army and then goes to Camp Fannin, TX, for basic training.

After basic training, Edward goes to Fort Snelling, MN, for Military Intelligence Service Language School. He spends six months at the language school. However, he spends most of his time as a truck driver.

At Camp Campbell, Edward is assigned to the Third Infantry Division, Signal Corps Company. He receives training in morse code and is a radio operator. During WWII, Edward's brothers are also serving in the military.

In November 1946, Edward is discharged from the Army. Post-war, Edward is active with the Nisei Veterans Club for 30 years. Edward is married to Aya Iwasaki, and they have three children and two grandchildren.

At the end of the interview, Aya discusses her camp and war experience. She shares advice on marriage and a message for future generations.



Oral History Item Type Metadata

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 2 of 3, September 7, 2008,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 19, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1055457.