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Bruce Estes oral history interview, part 1 of 2, November 1, 2009
Mr. Estes describes his life growing up in rural Georgia and his decision to join the military following the Pearl Harbor attack. Assigned as a mortarman, Estes moved up the ranks eventually becoming platoon sergeant. Estes was part of the Lost Battalion and discusses the hardships during the platoon's isolation. After being rescued by the 442nd, Estes returned to combat, seeing action in France where he was wounded. Concluding part 1, Mr. Estes describes the war's end and his return trip home.
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Estes, Bruce: narrator, Nakaishi, Russell: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Bruce Estes oral history interview, part 1 of 2, November 1, 2009,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed February 7, 2023, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1056143.