Daniel Inouye Segment 2

The 442nd Regimental Combat Team, a special breed (ddr-densho-1000-28-1) - 00:04:54
Memories of fellow serviceman Shiro Kashino (ddr-densho-1000-28-2) - 00:02:40
Mother's loss of citizenship (ddr-densho-1000-28-3) - 00:02:12
Attitude and recollections of Japanese Americans living in Hawaii during the bombing of Pearl Harbor (ddr-densho-1000-28-4) - 00:04:50
The call for military volunteers: running to sign up (ddr-densho-1000-28-5) - 00:03:25
Reaction of parents to Nisei military volunteers in Hawaii (ddr-densho-1000-28-6) - 00:04:35
Doing whatever it takes to be accepted for service (ddr-densho-1000-28-7) - 00:01:36
Leaving for duty, a less than auspicious send-off for the Japanese American GIs (ddr-densho-1000-28-8) - 00:03:28
Traveling through the South as a Japanese American GI: "You will be considered white" (ddr-densho-1000-28-9) - 00:05:11
Bridging the rift between the Hawaii and mainland Japanese Americans, and learning about the concentration camps for the first time (ddr-densho-1000-28-10) - 00:06:53
Fighting for the 442nd Regimental Combat Team: a segregated unit (ddr-densho-1000-28-11) - 00:03:47
Thoughts just before going into battle, and the Nisei soldiers' attitude, honor and shame (ddr-densho-1000-28-12) - 00:03:58
First battle: "after a while you learn to control fear" (ddr-densho-1000-28-13) - 00:02:24
Dealing with first casualty, the company commander (ddr-densho-1000-28-14) - 00:01:51
Receiving a battlefield commission (ddr-densho-1000-28-15) - 00:04:16
The Battle of the "Lost Battalion," 800 casualties (ddr-densho-1000-28-16) - 00:04:29
Becoming an officer (ddr-densho-1000-28-17) - 00:03:26
Serving as a military officer, tactics for lowering the casualty rate (ddr-densho-1000-28-18) - 00:04:56
Leadership techniques (ddr-densho-1000-28-19) - 00:01:44
Being injured in battle (ddr-densho-1000-28-20) - 00:03:24
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Memories of fellow serviceman Shiro Kashino

This interview was conducted at the senator's office in Honolulu, Hawaii, as part of a series of interviews with veterans attending the 1998 Americans of Japanese Ancestry Veterans National Convention held in Honolulu, Hawaii. Because of the full conference schedule, the interviews were generally shorter in length than the typical Densho interview and concentrated on a single topic, namely, the individual's military service during World War II.

00:02:40 — Segment 2 of 20

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June 30, 1998

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['Kashino, Shiro']

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Daniel Inouye

Daniel Inouye Interview

01:13:59 — 20 segments

June 30, 1998

Honolulu, Hawaii

Nisei male. Born September 7, 1924, in Honolulu, Hawaii. Served in the all-volunteer, all-Nisei, 442nd Regimental Combat Team during World War II, lost his right arm in action and earned the Distinguished Service Cross. Following the war, became an attorney, then a six-term senator for Hawaii. Sat on the Select Committee on Intelligence, Select Committee on Indian Affairs, and the Select Committee on Secret Military Assistance to Iran and the Nicaraguan Opposition. On June 28, 2010, Inouye was sworn in as President Pro-Tempore of the Senate. He was serving his ninth consecutive term when he passed away on December 17, 2012.

(This interview was conducted at the senator's office in Honolulu, Hawaii, as part of a series of interviews with veterans attending the 1998 Americans of Japanese Ancestry Veterans National Convention held in Honolulu, Hawaii. Because of the full conference schedule, the interviews were generally shorter in length than the typical Densho interview and concentrated on a single topic, namely, the individual's military service during World War II.)

Tom Ikeda, interviewer; Beverly Kashino, interviewer; Matt Emery, videographer

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