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Ed McCasland oral history interview, part 1 of 3, June 23, 2008
McCasland talks about his birthplace. He discusses his fathers early life and family. He describes his mother and father's personalities. He shares his memories of his mother and father. He talks about his siblings. He talks about his move to Idaho. He describes his community of Union Valley, Texas. He discusses his experiences in primary school. He talks about his move to California. He explains what he would do in his leisure time. He briefly talks about his chores and his involvement in sports. McCasland talks about his high school activities. He explains why he was interested in farming. He shares his knowledge of World War Two. He talks about the purpose of the radio in his household. He describes his family values and religious background. He talks about the Attack on Pearl Harbor and the aftermath. He discusses being drafted and inducted. He describes his experiences in basic training and with weapons. He briefly talks about his rank. He explains the legacy of the 36th division and the Alamo regiment. He explains how the infantryman have a harder job. He describes his journey to North Africa. He describes North Africa.
Oral History Item Type Metadata
Date of Birth
1920 Nov 30
Location of Birth
War or Conflict
Unit of Service
McCasland, Ed: narrator, Horsting, Robert: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Ed McCasland oral history interview, part 1 of 3, June 23, 2008,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed March 26, 2023, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1055800.