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Reynold Muranaka oral history interview, part 3 of 5, November 8, 2009
Muranaka discusses both his father and mother's backgrounds and the influence that they had on his life even as young boy. Though living in poverty, his father was able to buy him an encyclopedia and type writer to instill in him the importance of education. Next, he discusses growing up on the big island in Hawaii and then moving at the age of 16 to Honolulu to complete his high schooling. After graduation, Muranaka found it difficult to find a good paying job as discrimination towards Japanese Americans was all around in the work force. After moving around to a few different jobs, he was drafted into the Army and began his training at the Schofield Barracks where they would soon face the attacks on Pearl Harbor.
Oral History Item Type Metadata
Date of Birth
1919 Mar 18
Location of Birth
Branch of Service
Entrance into Service
Muranaka, Reynold: narrator et al., “Reynold Muranaka oral history interview, part 3 of 5, November 8, 2009,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed March 2, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1055649.