Harold Horiuchi oral history interview, part 1 of 3, July 6, 2008


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Harold Mamoru Horiuchi is born on August 29, 1920, in Seattle, WA. His parents are both from Chiba-Ken, Japan, and have two siblings.

In Seattle, WA, his father opens a grocery store. Harold's father enjoys fishing and tennis. Harold's memorable moment with his father is when they go fishing. Harold's other childhood activities are going to the movies and Boy Scouts.

Harold attends Central Elementary School and Japanese Language School. Later he attends Garfield High School. Growing up, Harold says he does not experience discrimination or prejudice. The people in Seattle are friendly.

At home, Harold speaks both Japanese and English. His parents instilled in him Japanese traditions and values.





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Date of Birth

1920 Aug 29

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Horiuchi, Harold: narrator, Horsting, Robert: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Harold Horiuchi oral history interview, part 1 of 3, July 6, 2008,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 27, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1056001.