Memories of the ship heading to the U.S.

Memories of the ship heading to the U.S. Thunder in Crystal City Kids activities in Crystal City Having a house at camp Having nowhere to go postwar Feeling of foreigness Working as a typist in the army Art helped him to feel less foreign in school First Boy Scouts troop in San Francisco Trip to Japan as a Boy Scout Playing basketball in the army Painting murals and signs in the army

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I remember, not boarding the ship, but I remember being in the ship and the room that we were in. I remember there were seven of us in one room, I remember that. And we were all seasick, it was terrible, I'm sure. And I remember roaming around the ship and kind of was able to peek outside, and I can see the soldier standing guard with the rifle or whatever he had on his shoulder.

Date: September 20, 2019
Location: California, US
Interviewer: Tom Ikeda and Yoko Nishimura
Contributed by: Watase Media Arts Center, Japanese American National Museum and Denshō: The Japanese American Legacy Project.

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