Bright Onoda oral history interview, part 1 of 3, November 22, 2008

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Description

Bright and Sam Onoda begin the interview speaking of how their parents came to the United States from Oita, and began work in the Washington area. Their father would at the lumber mill until his untimely death, while their mother would put her faith in Christianity, she would remarry a few years later. The boys would grow up in various towns of Washington, going through the Great Depression, attending school and doing what they could to have some fun. Although their mother decided to take their father's ashes to Japan, they would always have a sense of being American. After high school, Bright would work for the Bremerton Navy Yard until the attacks on Pearl Harbor occurred. They would hear President Roosevelt on the radio and immediately head home to figure out the future.

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video/m4v

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0:57:52

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2008OH0950_01_Onoda

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URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/950-Onoda-Bill-1.m4v

Date of Birth

1921 Jul 25

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Yes

Citation

Onoda, Bright: narrator et al., “Bright Onoda oral history interview, part 1 of 3, November 22, 2008,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed March 2, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1055549.