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Ben Uyemura oral history interview, part 3 of 5, January 25, 2004
In this segment, we briefly hear Uyemura talking about his shoes and how he only wore one pair of boots. The interviewer picks back up in mid conversation about Uyemura using his military leave to visit his family in camp and how easy it was to sneak in and not be caught by the guards. He goes in depth talking about his time in basic training and laughs while noting that he went through basic training three times before going into combat. Uyemura also talks about his first day in combat and life during combat in France and Italy. Apart from combat, he tells us the steps necessary to operate a machine gun and how many men it took to operate such heavy weaponry.
Uyemura, Ben: Narrator, Nakaishi, Russell: Interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: Publisher, “Ben Uyemura oral history interview, part 3 of 5, January 25, 2004,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed September 21, 2023, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/436.