Ben Uyemura oral history interview, part 1 of 5, January 25, 2004

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In this segment Ben Uyemura talks about his upbringing in a poor neighborhood of Los Angeles. His parents did not have a lot but he remembers they both were hardworking people. He talks about the activities he was in as a kid in grammar school, and the highlights of high school, especially building a car. His employment primarily was working as a truck driver, but he also worked in produce and plumbing. After being drafted into the service, he became a truck driver. As war broke out after Pearl Harbor, his picture appeared in the newspaper due to being in town in his uniform carrying out orders.

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00:27:46

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2004OH0405_01_Uyemura

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Uyemura, Ben: Narrator, Nakaishi, Russell: Interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: Publisher, “Ben Uyemura oral history interview, part 1 of 5, January 25, 2004,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 24, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/434.