Jim Shikashio oral history interview, part 2 of 3, June 24, 2008

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Description

Shikashio continues to talk about his mentors. He continues to share his experiences with discrimination. He talks about his plans after graduating high school. He discusses his time working in Stockton, California. He describes the Attack on Pearl Harbor and the aftermath. He talks about discrimination in the military. He discusses Executive Order 9066. He explains volunteering for the military. He describes his enemy alien status. He shares his knowledge of wars in other countries. He talks about joining the 442nd Regimental Combat Team. He describes his journey to Camp Shelby. He compares his experiences with discrimination to the discrimination that he witnessed in the South. He discusses his interactions with Hawaiian soldiers. He briefly talks about his basic training. He explains his role in the service battery. He describes the most difficult aspect of his military training. He discusses Camp Shelby, Earl Finch and USO shows. He talks about his journey to Europe and landing in Brindisi, Italy. He briefly talks about Naples Italy. Shikashio describes living conditions in Italy. He describes his first combat experiences.

Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:58:12

Language

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2008OH0883_02_Shikashio

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/883-Shikashio-Jim-2.m4v

Date of Birth

1920 Jun 18

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Index

Yes

Citation

Shikashio, Jim: narrator, Horsting, Robert: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Jim Shikashio oral history interview, part 2 of 3, June 24, 2008,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 23, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1055809.