Thomas Fujii oral history interview, part 1 of 4, September 10, 2008

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Description

Fujii talks about his birthplace in Troutdale, Oregon. He explains how he got his nickname. He discusses his hunting activities. He describes his father's appearance. He talks about his father's work. He shares his mother's role in his household. He discusses his siblings, stepfamily, and birth family. He describes his family's farming activities. He talks about his childhood activities. Fujii discusses his forced removal. He explains how his family avoided being placed in the Minidoka Concentration Camp. He describes the Portland Assembly Center. He explains how the Cunningham family helped his family amid their forced removal. He talks about working at a USDA labor camp. He discusses his mentors. He describes Japanese language school. He explains how he communicated with family while overseas. He talks about getting security clearance for the military. He explains the legacy of the Nisei soldiers. He discusses his brother's service in the 422nd Regimental Combat Team. He shares the lessons that he has learned from World War Two Nisei soldiers. He talks about upholding the legacy of the Nisei soldiers. He explains how he communicated with his future wife while overseas. He describes his wife.

Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:59:58

Language

Identifier

2008OH0934_01_Fujii

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/934-Fujii-Thomas-1.m4v

Date of Birth

1929 Feb 04

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Nickname

Location of Basic Training

Index

Yes

Citation

Fujii, Thomas: narrator, Nakaishi, Russell: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Thomas Fujii oral history interview, part 1 of 4, September 10, 2008,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 23, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1055488.