Chiye Watanabe oral history interview, part 1 of 5, December 20, 2008

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Staff Sergeant Joe Hayashi is a Medal of Honor recipient. The interviewees recall their childhood with Joe. His older sister Chiye Hayashi Watanabe, cousin Henry M. Hayashi, and half-brother, Seiichi Nakawatase. Chiye is born in Blanco (Salinas, CA) on July 11, 1919. Henry is born February 15, 1916, in Los Angeles, CA, and Seichi is born May 9, 1927, in Pasadena, CA.

Chiye's family lives in Salinas, CA, before moving to Los Angeles, CA, after Chiye's father passes away. In Pasadena, Chiye's mother meets Seichi's father and remarries.

Chiye, Henry, and Seiichi describe their parents and their childhood going up in Salinas and Pasadena. They all attend Japanese Language School besides attending primary school.

Chiye is closest to Joe because they are fourteen months apart in age. One of Joe's hobbies is raising pigeons.

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2008OH0956_01_Watanabe

Citation

Watanabe, Chiye: narrator et al., “Chiye Watanabe oral history interview, part 1 of 5, December 20, 2008,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 20, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1055578.