Allen Okamoto oral history interview, part 2 of 6, May 6, 2004

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In this segment, Okamoto continues describing his family's assimilation into the community and the values and teachings learned at church. He also shares the activities and extra-curriculars he was involved in through school and church, as well as the games and sports played during his childhood. Next, Okamoto recounts going to university and hearing about Pearl Harbor. He recalls the after-effects of the attack, including learning about internment camps, the reactions of classmates, and his eventual difficulties finding employment as a chemical engineer. Finally, he describes waiving his essential deferment to volunteer and the FBI investigation that followed.

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00:28:05

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2004OH0450_02_Okamoto

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Okamoto, Allen: narrator, Wasserman, Steven: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Allen Okamoto oral history interview, part 2 of 6, May 6, 2004,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 19, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/551.