Ed McCasland oral history interview, part 1 of 3, June 23, 2008

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Description

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.

Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:59:32

Language

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2008OH0881_01_McCasland

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/881-McCasland-Ed-1.m4v

Date of Birth

1920 Nov 30

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Unit of Service

Index

Yes

Citation

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 May 23, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1055800.