Martin Tohara oral history interview, part 2 of 5, September 27, 2003

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In this segment, Tohara recalls his time with a good friend, Ray, and the advice he was given by another teacher that helped him in the army. We learn about the after school activities he was involved in and his summer job at a machine shop. Tohara tell us his view of the military upon being drafted and how the army was before Pearl Harbor. He explains his whereabouts and duties the day of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Discrimination in the army never touched Tohara, but he heard stories of what happened to other Nisei on the other side of the Island in Honolulu. Tohara concludes by talking about when he and other Nisei military personnel were gathered up and shipped out to Schofield and Camp McCoy and the circumstances he faced.

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Video/m4v

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00:30:07

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2003OH0385_02_Tohara

Citation

Tohara, Martin: Narrator, Wasserman, Steven: Interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: Publisher, “Martin Tohara oral history interview, part 2 of 5, September 27, 2003,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 20, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/148.