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Hiroshi Kuida oral history interview, part 3 of 4, June 16, 2010
Kuida discusses his path following the family's move to Utah. As his sister was sick, his family ended up moving closer to Salt Lake City, where Kuida would start attending classes at the University of Utah. After about a year at the university, he was drafted into the army, figuring that he would be a part of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team as a replacement. He and his brother would head to Camp Kilmer in Florida to begin their training and await their shipment to Europe. His brother would end up going first, and Kuida and a large convoy would follow months later. They would arrive in Le Havre, France and head to Marseille, where they had to be quarantined for measles. Following this, they would be sent to the front lines, where he would see his brother after 4 months of separation. They would, however, have to separate minutes later as Kuida was assigned to join cannon company in Carrara Italy, where he would see his first combat action.
Kuida, Hiroshi: narrator, Sueki, Lisa: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Hiroshi Kuida oral history interview, part 3 of 4, June 16, 2010,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed December 5, 2023, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1055758.