Walter Tadao Oka oral history interview, part 1 of 3, February 22, 2011

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Oka, a native of Hawaii, describes witnessing the attack on Pearl Harbor and the subsequent government and military presence in his family's home, including the monitoring of his brother's shortwave radio and the FBI's interest in his knowledge of the harbor and military personnel. Oka discusses traditions in the home, the origin of his family and family's name, his jobs as a child, familial cultural values and his primary and secondary education experiences and interests. He also discusses his interest in enlisting in the military after the end of World War II-- the G.I. Bill. He describes his basic training, assignment to the Military Intelligence Service, and his duties in post-war occupation of Japan in the 354/355 Headquarters Intelligence Attachment in Japan.

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00:55:16

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2011OH1030_01_Oka

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Oka, Walter Tadao: narrator et al., “Walter Tadao Oka oral history interview, part 1 of 3, February 22, 2011,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed July 16, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/711.