Fred Fujimoto oral history interview, part 3 of 4, March 16, 2010

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Dublin Core

Description

Fujimoto talks about his family background and his childhood, growing up in southern California. Next, he speaks about his self identity and what it was like to grow up being a Japanese American, amongst a neighborhood of caucasians. Next, the attacks on Pearl Harbor occurred, followed by the Executive Order 9066 and it's effects. Fujimoto remembers that he thought it was unjust to have this happen, especially the camps, but in retrospect, it may have been for the best. He and his family would be evacuated to the Tulare assembly center and then the Gila River concentration camp. He would then volunteer for the Army and join the Military Intelligence Service (MIS), and be sent overseas to the Philippines where he would begin his assignment interrogating prisoners of war. Next, he talks about his time after the occupation, going to USC and getting his degree in civil engineering, which he would go into after graduating. He would then settle down, marry and have children.

Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:55:50

Language

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2010OH1003_03_Fujimoto

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Date of Birth

1922 Jan 15

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Index

Yes

Citation

Fujimoto, Fred: narrator et al., “Fred Fujimoto oral history interview, part 3 of 4, March 16, 2010,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed December 9, 2022, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1055735.