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Roy Kouke oral history interview, part 1 of 1, April 7, 2003
Roy Kouke describes his childhood in Hawaii, the bombing of Pearl Harbor during his high school years, and volunteering for the labor corps. He goes into his work for the USED motor pool, draft deferment, finally being drafted and receiving basic training. Kouke tells us of his time with the military and military government, mostly on Okinawa. His main duties included interrogating prisoners, interpreting, flushing out Japanese from caves, learning some engineering and construction, and eventually training others as well. Kouke concludes by sharing information about his life in Hawaii after being discharged.
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Kouke, Roy: narrator, Tanabe, James: interviewer, and Military Intelligence Service Veterans Club of Hawaii: publisher, “Roy Kouke oral history interview, part 1 of 1, April 7, 2003,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed December 5, 2023, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1055719.