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David Roderick went to Camp Kilmer, New Jersey for 10 days. The men were checked for health and packed everything while...
Charles Moore was born in Washington, D.C. on 14 May 1919. Growing up with five siblings, Moore had a twin sister....
Raymond Wells was moved to another hospital. While there his wisdom teeth were taken out and he contracted malaria...
Darold Rice remembers that the night of June 5th they heard the engines suddenly roar louder than they had ever heard...
Norman Ikari was born in Seattle, Washington on 17 February 1919. His parents were Japanese immigrants. Life was not...
For Frank Mancuso, the war took away four years of his youth and there were many things he did not get a chance to do....
Returning home and being discharged from the Marine Corps was bittersweet for Edgar Cole. At the time prejudice was...
[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...
Tokuji Yoshihashi and his fellow replacements arrived there shortly after the 442nd Regimental Combat Team suffered...
Raymond Wells and his men had periods when they would go 48 hours without rest and only one canteen of water and salt...
Norman Hatch disembarked his ship in Nagasaki Harbor to begin the occupation of Japan and immediately saw the...
[Annotators Note: Edgar Cole had been drafted into the US Marine Corps and was on his way to Camp Lejeune for basic...
Tom Quigley remembers how every Friday the officers would go to Baton Rouge for the weekend. Quigley struggled finding...
[Annotators Note: The interviewer asks Cole if he felt serving in the Marine Corps prepared him for the rest of his...
Sakato was born in Colton, California at a Union Pacific and Southern Pacific hub for the Railroad company. His parents...
[Annotator's Note: video begins with 19 seconds of silence then begins abruptly with Baker in mid-sentence.] Vernon...
Leahr and the interviewer talk about fishing.Leahr grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio. His father was a chauffeur and his...
Lou Brissie was raised in Greenville, South Carolina. His father was a barn stormer. Brissie's father believed in equal...
McGee was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1919. After 3rd grade he moved to Illinois. He also spent some time in Iowa. McGee...
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...
Esther McNeil grew up on a farm in western Pennsylvania. She was the sixth of eight children.After going into nursing...
Harold Ward was born in Atlantic City, New Jersey in April 1921. Ward had the life of a bastard growing up as he 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....
[Annotator’s Note: Interviewer is attempting to level out the audio at the beginning of the interview.] Alexander...
Fagot was born in Nicaragua. Her father was an American citizen from New Orleans and she was registered an American...
Jimmy Doi was born in Oxnard, California in 1925. Growing up in California was great until the war started. Doi was 16...
Ben Kuroki grew up with Caucasian friends. There were only a few Japanese American families around at the time. The...
Louis Zamperini qualified for the 1936 Olympics and went to New York to compete with Don Lash who held the two mile...
They decided to take the treasury from the organization and put it towards charity. They were also going to set up a...
Hairston notes that there was a lot of competition between the artillery batteries [Annotator’s Note: during combat in...
Baptiste feels that a lot of talent was lost by the navy segregating them. He used to talk to his officers about it.He...

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