Matsuji Sakumoto oral history interview, part 6 of 8, April 18, 2004

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Description

In this segment, Matsuji "Mut" Sakumoto recalls more memories from his days in combat. He begins by remembering soldiers that were killed in action before moving on to discussing his trench foot and the time he spent in the hospital treating that. Sakumoto moves on to talking about the men of the "Lost Battalion" that the 442nd rescued, and it is revealed that Sakumoto was the first American to make contact with the stranded soldiers. Sakumoto also remembers the now famous moment where his first words to the Lost Battalion soldiers were to offer them cigarettes.

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video/ m4v

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00:28:48

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2004OH0441_06_Sakumoto

Citation

Sakumoto, Matsuji: narrator, Wasserman, Steven: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Matsuji Sakumoto oral history interview, part 6 of 8, April 18, 2004,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed July 16, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/567.