Working as a typist in the army

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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So I finished my school as typist, clerk typist, and then I was finished, then I'm going to be assigned somewhere to go, assigned to army base. Then while I'm there, they put me to work while I'm there as a typist, and they put me with a bunch of WACs, women soldiers, I was the only man in there typing. It's all women typing, I'm typing with all these women. And my boss was my lieutenant, this lady, and she was very nice. She says, "Anytime you want a pass, let me know, you can go home anytime." So every weekend I'll go home.

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.

army typist

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