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


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Harold Horiuchi goes to Camp Shelby for his basic training. Basic training is for 13 weeks before he goes overseas as a replacement for the 442nd.

Harold discusses his first combat and artillery fire. He says being on the frontline is scary. Having a buddy system with a Nisei veteran helps you learn the dos and don'ts of being in battle. Harold is grateful to Ted Sakahara for his good advice.

After breaking through the Gothic Line, the war ends. Harold stays in Europe until January 1946. He returns to Seattle, WA, and works a few jobs before becoming partners in a jewelry business and a ski retail business.

Harold is active in the ski community and is inducted into the Colorado Ski Hall of Fame. In 1960, he has an opportunity to go to the Olympics. In his spare time, Harold volunteers for the ski patrol.

Harold and his with Edith, have two daughters, a granddaughter, and two great-grandchildren. Harold hopes to instill family values in his children and to work hard. With the contribution of the Nisei legacy, Harold wants future generations and other ethnic groups to have more opportunities and equality.





Oral History Item Type Metadata

Date of Birth

1920 Aug 29

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Location of Basic Training


Horiuchi, Harold: narrator, Horsting, Robert: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Harold Horiuchi oral history interview, part 3 of 3, July 6, 2008,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 23, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1056003.