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Martin Tohara oral history interview, part 4 of 5, September 27, 2003
In this segment, Martin Tohara talks about the nickname he was given during basic training in relation to his rank as 1st Sergeant. Tohara also talks about some good and bad memories during the war, one of them being a funny story about a necklace a fellow servicemen wore and another about a guitar that was given as a gift. Other memories Tohara recalls are about witnessing discrimination and a standout serviceman. After returning back to the United States, Tohara set out to make things right with fellow service members and get them recognition. Upon finishing his service, he was in charge of POW's. After being discharged, he went back to work and eventually met his wife.
Tohara, Martin: Narrator, Wasserman, Steven: Interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: Publisher, “Martin Tohara oral history interview, part 4 of 5, September 27, 2003,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed September 23, 2023, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/150.