gayle k. yamada Collection

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ddr-densho-1004

The gayle k. yamada Collection consists of interviews conducted by filmmaker gayle k. yamada for her 2003 documentary, Uncommon Courage: Patriotism and Civil Liberties. The interviews are typically not life histories, instead primarily focusing on the interviewees' World War II experiences in the Military Intelligence Service.

23 oral history interviews

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Courtesy of gayle k. yamada, Bridge Media, Inc.

23 Objects

Frank Fukuhara Interview (ddr-densho-1004-1)
vh Frank Fukuhara Interview (ddr-densho-1004-1)
Kibei male. Born August 25, 1924. As a child, sent to live in Japan after father's passing. Attended school in Japan and was drafted into the Japanese military. During the U.S. occupation, was reunited with brother who had been serving with the Military Intelligence Service.

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Gordon Yamada Interview (ddr-densho-1004-2)
vh Gordon Yamada Interview (ddr-densho-1004-2)
Nisei male. Served with the Military Intelligence Service during the postwar occupation of Japan.

(This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the ...

James C. McNaughton Interview (ddr-densho-1004-3)
vh James C. McNaughton Interview (ddr-densho-1004-3)
Caucasian male. Command Historian, Defense Language Institute.

(This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.)

Barry Saiki Interview (ddr-densho-1004-4)
vh Barry Saiki Interview (ddr-densho-1004-4)
Nisei male. Born June 21, 1919, in Stockton, California. During World War II, served with the Military Intelligence Service in Japan.

(This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author ...

Roy Takai Interview (ddr-densho-1004-5)
vh Roy Takai Interview (ddr-densho-1004-5)
Nisei male. Born October 3, 1918, in Sacramento, California. During World War II, was drafted out of the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. Served with the Military Intelligence service as a translator and interpreter in India, Burma and Japan.

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Walter Tanaka Interview (ddr-densho-1004-6)
vh Walter Tanaka Interview (ddr-densho-1004-6)
Nisei male. Born February 19, 1918, in Watsonville, California. Drafted into the military before the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Volunteered for the Military Intelligence Service and interrogated Japanese POWs in Australia during the war. After the war, served as a linguist and interpreter in Japan during the U.S. occupation. Mr. Tanaka passed away on March ...
Roy Uyehata Interview (ddr-densho-1004-7)
vh Roy Uyehata Interview (ddr-densho-1004-7)
Nisei male. Born December 9, 1917. During World War II, served with the Military Intelligence Service in New Caledonia and Guadalcanal.

(This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author ...

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vh Sunao "Phil" Ishio Interview (ddr-densho-1004-8)
Nisei male. Born January 12, 1918, in Berkeley, California. Served in the Military Intelligence Service during World War II. Mr. Ishio passed away on May 23, 2009.

(This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this ...

Roy Matsumoto Interview (ddr-densho-1004-9)
vh Roy Matsumoto Interview (ddr-densho-1004-9)
Nisei male. Born May 1, 1913 in Laguna, California. Lived in Japan from childhood through teenage years, before returning to the United States during high school. Incarcerated in the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas. Volunteered for the U.S. army in 1942, and was inducted in the Military Intelligence Service ...
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vh John "Jack" Herzig Interview (ddr-densho-1004-10)
Caucasian male. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II and worked with Japanese American interpreters during the U.S. occupation of Japan. Husband of Nisei Aiko Herzig-Yoshinaga, and the couple was instrumental in helping to obtain redress and reparations for Japanese Americans in the 1980s. Mr. Herzig passed away in 2005.

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