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Sadami "James" Okada oral history interview, part 4 of 11, October 3, 2004
In this segment, Sadami "James" Okada discusses more of his training before eventually shipping out to go overseas. Okada recounts his group going through basic training under a strict colonel at Fort Blanding and persevering until there was a mutual respect and admiration between the troops and the instructor. Afterwards, Okada moved around to several different army bases and camps before shipping out. He also took the opportunity to visit Gila River Concentration Camp during furlough. He recalls seeing a Reverend from Hawaii that he knew during that trip. Lastly, Okada describes shipping out to travel overseas to the Pacific Theater and some of his early experiences in the Philippines.
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Okada, Sadami: narrator et al., “Sadami "James" Okada oral history interview, part 4 of 11, October 3, 2004,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed December 9, 2022, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/668.