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Roy Nakawatase oral history interview, part 7 of 8, January 25, 2003
In this segment, Nawatase begins by talking about his last impressions of the captain he interrogated. He also recalls his leave from the army while still in Japan, which involved going to visit family in the country. He talks about how he got to the countryside and how special he felt getting luxurious treatment. He remembers how awkward he felt when someone gave him two benches while he was on a crowded train. He also recalls a story where he caused a commotion in the village by riding in on a fire truck. His family was shocked to see how Japanese he was, and the family made jokes about it. Nawatase also remembers seeing the devastation that happened to Japan, and recalls some of the terrible things he witnessed. After leaving the army after two years, he returned home to take care of his family and later used the GI Bill to go back to school.
Nakawatase, Roy: Narrator, Horsting, Robert: Interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: Publisher, “Roy Nakawatase oral history interview, part 7 of 8, January 25, 2003,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed October 4, 2023, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/445.