Shigeru Hayashi and Hitoshi Sameshima oral history interview, part 1 of 3, January 10, 2009

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Description

Hitoshi Sameshima and Shigeru Hayashi begin the interview introducing themselves and talking about what it was like to grow up in California. They also talk about their family background and how their parents came to California, one ending up in Salinas, while the other ended up in Pasadena. They also talk about their childhoods, including jobs that they took up while attending school and Japanese language school. Next, they talk about their family values, which included not brining shame on the family name and all the Japanese influences that they had growing up. Sameshima talks about growing up in Pasadena and being around Jackie Robinson and how athletic he was. He would then head to college at USC where he would go until he was drafted into the Army. They also talk about their whereabouts during the attacks on Pearl Harbor and how they came to join the Army.

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video/m4v

Extent

0:57:42

Language

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2009OH0958_01_Hayashi

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/958-Hayashi-Shigeru-1.m4v

Date of Birth

1926 Jan 17

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Index

Yes

Citation

Hayashi, Shigeru: narrator et al., “Shigeru Hayashi and Hitoshi Sameshima oral history interview, part 1 of 3, January 10, 2009,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 27, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1055588.