Ethnic/racial identity

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Walter Nelson was only 19 years old at the time [Annotators Note: at the time of the Battle of the Coral Sea]. The USS...
Charles Moore was born in Washington, D.C. on 14 May 1919. Growing up with five siblings, Moore had a twin sister....
Tokuji Yoshihashi was born in January 1923 in Pasadena, California. He was one of five children. Times were tough for...
Darold Rice remembers that the night of June 5th they heard the engines suddenly roar louder than they had ever heard...
Norman Ikari’s request for a transfer to the 442nd Regimental Combat Team was granted, but he was busted down from...
William Dabney and his fellow soldiers tried to enjoy themselves whenever they could. They would engage in activities...
Norman Ikari recalls Pearl Harbor very well. It was a Sunday morning and Ikari was sitting in his house in East Los...
Norman Ikari was born in Seattle, Washington on 17 February 1919. His parents were Japanese immigrants. Life was not...
Kelly Kuwayama was drafted a year before Pearl Harbor and entered the Army. He was assigned to a coastal artillery unit...
[Annotators Note: Masaji Insohita served in the army as a Japanese translator and interrogator in the China-Burma-India...
When Masaji Inoshita got to the ceremony [Annotator’s Note: a Japanese surrender ceremony in China] he found out that...
William Dabney did not have to take a test to be in the barrage balloon battalion. The instruction was cut and dry and...
[Annotators Note: Edgar Cole served in the US Marine Corps in the 52nd Defense Battalion.] The Japanese attack on Pearl...
Edgar Cole went to communications school and finished at the head of his class. He was automatically assigned to...
In January or February 1942 President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 which allowed for the internment of...
Masaji Inoshita had very little contact with his parents over the course of the war. He would ask the Japanese...
Tokuji Yoshihashi and his fellow replacements arrived there shortly after the 442nd Regimental Combat Team suffered...
Gerard Halpern graduated from high school in May or June of 1943. He applied to City College and started classes there...
Gerard Halpern finished high school in 1943 then took one semester at a City College before dropping out and joining...
[Annotators Note: Edgar Cole had been drafted into the US Marine Corps and was on his way to Camp Lejeune for basic...
Norman Ikari’s days at Camp Ritchie were numbered. Ikari was sent to Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He thought that was...
Tom Quigley remembers how every Friday the officers would go to Baton Rouge for the weekend. Quigley struggled finding...
Sakato was born in Colton, California at a Union Pacific and Southern Pacific hub for the Railroad company. His parents...
Loevsky was born on Long Island, New York. He was 1 of 3 children.His father worked in a bronze factory. He was a young...
[Annotator's Note: video begins with 19 seconds of silence then begins abruptly with Baker in mid-sentence.] Vernon...
Robert Zawada began as a member of an I...
Interview begins with the interviewer stating that Senator Inouye is and always will be the most influential Japanese-...
Gravois was born in Saint Gabriel, Louisiana and grew up in Edgard, Louisiana until he was 17.Pearl Harbor was on 7...
Tarrant was born in Ennis, Texas. When he was 3, Tarrant's family moved to Dallas. His mother and father figured that...
Grant H. Ichikawa was born in April 1919. His father had come to the United States from Japan. People from Japan were...
Holloman was born in Saint Louis, Missouri in 1924. His father worked for the US Postal Service from 1919 until 1969.As...
Harold Ward was born in Atlantic City, New Jersey in April 1921. Ward had the life of a bastard growing up as he was...
Baum served with the 4th Armored Division during WWII. He was born in New York and grew up in the Bronx. His father was...
Dr. Roscoe C. Brown was born in Washington D.C. and lived there for the first 17 years of his life. Washington D.C. was...
Hairston was born on May 8th, 1922 in a log cabin just outside of Martinsville, Virginia. The cabin had a dirt floor....
Yukio Kawamoto was born in Berkeley, California in November 1919. He was drafted into the army from the University of...

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