Never feared that he wouldn’t come back home

Growing up in segregated schools Feeling prejudice while looking for jobs Joining the army Generosity of the Italians Animosity between the Hawaiians and the mainlanders Being scared during combat Never feared that he wouldn’t come back home On saving the Lost Battalion Coming home to his mother after the war Getting a PhD under the G.I. Bill Invited to teach at Harvard by his boss Feeling at peace with himself

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That whole period of that intense battle was five days, I think, but I really cannot distinguish day from night, or one day from the next, it was just one period. And so, many of my colleagues wounded, getting killed, but in spite of the fact that I saw so many casualties around me, I never had fear that I would not come back.

Date: January 3, 2015
Location: California, US
Interviewer: Lily Anne Y. Welty Tamai
Contributed by: Watase Media Arts Center, Japanese American National Museum

army combat military veteran World War II

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