Gordon Riess oral history interview, part 2 of 4, June 25, 2010

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Dublin Core

Description

Riess discusses more about his father's background, including the legacy that he left in both Greece and the then Czechoslavakia. On trips back to those YMCA's, his father is still remembered by those that were there when it was first built. Next, he speaks about his reactions to the American concentration camps, saying people in Hawaii were outraged by the Executive Order 9066. Next, immediately after his 18th birthday, Riess would volunteer for the Army, going to Fort Lewis. During his time there, the war officially ended and he was sent to Japan to work at General MacArthur's headquarters in the chemical core. While there, he would see the Japanese civilians, visit various parts of Japan and clean up chemicals from the war.

Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:58:11

Language

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2010OH1011_02_Riess

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Date of Birth

1928 Feb 25

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Campaigns/Battles

Index

Yes

Citation

Riess, Gordon: narrator, Hawkins, Richard: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Gordon Riess oral history interview, part 2 of 4, June 25, 2010,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed April 20, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1055766.