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

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Description

In this segment, Uyemura talks about firing off different kinds of weapons while at Camp Roberts. Based off of points he accumulated while serving, he was able to go home before his group and was later discharged. After finding his family, they resettled in West Los Angeles. Uyemura had no time for education and instead went back into the work force, going back into gardening and then later to plumbing. After meeting his wife, he and his wife moved to a residential area and had three kids. He viewed his work experience as mandatory due to being drafted, but felt that his service was important, and he did his time. He believes that this history is important and should be learned because of the mistakes that U.S. government made. Lastly, he advises people to stand up for their rights.

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00:22:53

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2004OH0405_05_Uyemura

Citation

Uyemura, Ben: Narrator, Nakaishi, Russell: Interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: Publisher, “Ben Uyemura oral history interview, part 5 of 5, January 25, 2004,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed June 20, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/438.