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Matsuji Sakumoto oral history interview, part 4 of 8, April 18, 2004
In this segment, Matsuji "Mut" Sakumoto recounts parts of his military service. He begins by discussing his time at basic training before moving on to his unit, the 442nd Regimental Combat Team. He elaborates by discussing the chemistry between the men in his unit, specifically the dynamic between the Hawaiian Nisei and Mainland Nisei. He also expresses his impressions on the American concentration camps and describes his visits to a few of them. On a similar note, Sakumoto talks about visiting cities in the South and seeing racial discrimination firsthand. Lastly, Sakumoto talks about traveling overseas to Europe and his early experiences on the front.
Sakumoto, Matsuji: narrator, Wasserman, Steven: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Matsuji Sakumoto oral history interview, part 4 of 8, April 18, 2004,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed October 4, 2023, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/565.