Henry Gary Shiota oral history interview, part 4 of 6, January 31, 1999

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Henry Gary Shiota is 19 years old when he is inducted into the Army. Then Gary goes to Camp Maxey, TX, with 25 other Nisei. Gary learns the war is over during his third week at basic training. After eight weeks of basic training, Gary goes to Camp Rucker, AL, as an infantryman. Later, Gary is transferred to heavy weapons.

Gary completes basic training after 16 weeks and starts advance training. After a month of advanced training, Gary goes to Germany and Japan. In Germany, Gary handles all the shipments that arrive by train. He discusses his relationship with the civilians, Hawaiian soldiers, and dating. Later, Gary goes to Japan and works with the war crime trials.

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Identifier

1999OH0042_04_Shiota

Citation

Shiota, Henry Gary: narrator , Kawata, Ian: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Henry Gary Shiota oral history interview, part 4 of 6, January 31, 1999,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed April 21, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1058026.