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Katsumi Hikido oral history interview, part 4 of 7, August 22, 2004
In this segment, Katsumi "Kats" Hikido talks about his time serving in the military, starting with details from his experiences in basic training at Camp Shelby in Mississippi. He also takes a moment to reflect and speak about the loyalty questionnaires the Nisei faced and the legal context of them. Hikido also recalls how basic training had a big impact on his American identity and how he appreciates that military service aided the Nisei fight for justice after World War II. Hikido ends the segment by talking about traveling overseas, his early assignments, and friends from his squad.
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Hikido, Katsumi: narrator, Wasserman, Steven: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Katsumi Hikido oral history interview, part 4 of 7, August 22, 2004,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed December 2, 2023, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/661.