Willie Tanamachi oral history interview, part 1 of 3, May 19, 2006

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Willie Tanamachi discusses life on the farming Texas with his 12 siblings. Growing up in the 1920's there was no electricity and he cherished opportunities to go to the county fair and movies.

His favorite teacher is Ms. Monroe (first grade teacher). Ms. Monroe treats him like a student and did not show racism. She also promotes him to the second grade.

At home Willie speaks Japanese and English. He also learns Spanish to speak to the farm workers. On occasions, Willie visits Mexico because a food and things are less expensive.

After graduating from San Benito High School, Willie works on the farm for a few year before going to the Army Air Corp. Willie shares his basic training experiences.

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56:00

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2006OH0670_01_Tanamachi

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Tanamachi, Willie: narrator , Horsting, Robert: interviewer , and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Willie Tanamachi oral history interview, part 1 of 3, May 19, 2006,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed December 7, 2022, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1058004.