Shigeru Hayashi, Hitoshi Sameshima, and Tatsuo George Hayakawa oral history interview, part 3 of 3, January 10, 2009

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Description

Sameshima and Hayashi are joined by George Hayakawa as they remember Joe Hayashi, who served with the 442nd Regiment and earned a Medal of Honor while in Italy. They talk about various memories of him, including a time during kendo practice, where Joe stood up to the instructor and quit the class on the spot. His anecdotes show that he was a strong-willed individual that are reflected in his actions in the War. Next, they talk about his upgrade to a congressional Medal of Honor and how it was deserved. After this, they speak about the legacy of the Nisei soldiers and the importance of the Issei parents that guided them from the beginning. The three take a look at the actual citation Joe Hayashi was given when awarded the Medal of Honor by President Clinton. They finish by talking about a mounment that was erected by the city of Pasadena and some final recollections of Joe and his funeral.

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video/m4v

Extent

0:57:23

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Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2009OH0958_03_Hayashi

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/958-Hayashi-Shigeru-3.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, Hitoshi Sameshima, and Tatsuo George Hayakawa oral history interview, part 3 of 3, January 10, 2009,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 29, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1055590.