Kenneth Takehara oral history interview, part 1 of 3, November 3, 2009

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Description

Takehara begins the interview speaking about his family background and growing up in Maui. During his childhood, he would attend school and Japanese language school, where he would learn kendo and judo. He would attend high school in Maui and then pursue a college education at Simpson College in Iowa. During this time, the attacks on Pearl Harbor would occur and Takehara would have to explain to groups of people in Iowa, the intricacies of Hawaii. Not long after this, he would be drafted into the Army and begin his basic training at Camp Shelby. There he would train as a medic and would ship out to North Africa to get acclimated to the war. Shortly after, they would begin their combat duty in Italy and France, getting wounded more than once from shrapnel.

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video/m4v

Extent

0:55:44

Language

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2009OH0982_01_Takehara

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/982-Takehara-Ken-1.m4v

Date of Birth

1923 Apr 10

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Location of Basic Training

Index

Yes

Citation

Takehara, Kenneth: narrator, Nakaishi, Russell: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Kenneth Takehara oral history interview, part 1 of 3, November 3, 2009,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 27, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1055642.