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Thomas Sakamoto oral history interview, part 2 of 6, June 3, 2001
Thomas Sakamoto talks about the wartime atmosphere in Japan prior to the outbreak of World War II. He returned to the United States in the 1930's, where worked on a farm and started a Kendo school. He was drafted into the army in February 1941 and received his basic training at Fort Lewis in Colorado. There he was recruited to the secret Presidio Language School in San Francisco. He later talks about the bombing of Pearl Harbor, and his experience seeing the damaged US battleships enter through the Golden Gate Bridge to be repaired at the San Francisco Harbor.
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Sakamoto, Thomas: narrator, Hawkins, Richard: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Thomas Sakamoto oral history interview, part 2 of 6, June 3, 2001,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed June 6, 2023, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/675.