Albert Yamamoto oral history interview, part 4 of 4, June 9, 2010


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Yamamoto talks about his first time smoking a cigarette. He describes his visits to United States Military encampments. He discusses his interactions with Nisei soldiers and caucasian GIs. He talks about the American Era in Japan. He describes his life in Tokyo, Japan. He talks about applying to return to America. He describes his return to America. He discusses is life in Chicago, Illinois. He talks about applying to colleges. He talks about his time at the University of Chicago. He describes being drafted after transferring to the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champagne. He discusses being assigned to Japan and his subsequent journey to Japan. Yamamoto talks about his work as a linguist, including his interpretation work. He describes his Section Commander. He discusses his discharge and his father's death. He talks about being a manager for a laundry mat. He describes the first time he met his wife. He discusses his marriage, children, and grandchildren. He explains the extent to which he has talked about his military service. He shares his hopes for his children and grandchildren. He describes Japanese American interpreters.






Spatial Coverage



Oral History Item Type Metadata

Date of Birth

1927 Apr 16

Location of Birth

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Location of Basic Training





Yamamoto, Albert: narrator et al., “Albert Yamamoto oral history interview, part 4 of 4, June 9, 2010,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 23, 2024,