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Tetsushi Marvin Uratsu Interview Segment 19

Choosing the name "Marvin" (ddr-densho-1000-338-1) - 00:03:13
Parents' background and early life in the U.S. (ddr-densho-1000-338-2) - 00:06:18
Description of siblings (ddr-densho-1000-338-3) - 00:01:45
Going to Japan as a very young child (ddr-densho-1000-338-4) - 00:04:36
Parents buy land in the name of son (ddr-densho-1000-338-5) - 00:02:51
Returning to the United States through Angel Island (ddr-densho-1000-338-6) - 00:04:16
Description of mother (ddr-densho-1000-338-7) - 00:07:34
Attending grade school and learning English (ddr-densho-1000-338-8) - 00:03:34
Going to Japanese language school (ddr-densho-1000-338-9) - 00:04:07
Considering allegiance to Japan versus the United States as a child (ddr-densho-1000-338-10) - 00:05:15
Excelling in sports in school (ddr-densho-1000-338-11) - 00:04:02
Brother's military service before the bombing of Pearl Harbor (ddr-densho-1000-338-12) - 00:06:47
The Niseis' propensity to hold on to confidential information (ddr-densho-1000-338-13) - 00:05:00
A story of a Nisei serving in the Military Intelligence Service in occupied Japan (ddr-densho-1000-338-14) - 00:12:40
Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor, attending school the next day (ddr-densho-1000-338-15) - 00:06:47
Arranging for people to look after the family farm during the war (ddr-densho-1000-338-16) - 00:06:31
Memories of Arboga: hearing rumors of the next camp (ddr-densho-1000-338-17) - 00:02:56
Volunteering for farm work in camp (ddr-densho-1000-338-18) - 00:05:33
Filling out the so-called "loyalty questionnaire" (ddr-densho-1000-338-19) - 00:04:57
Transferring to Amache concentration camp, then leaving to attend high school in Iowa (ddr-densho-1000-338-20) - 00:05:54
Receiving help from a Quaker-run hostel, working as a schoolboy (ddr-densho-1000-338-21) - 00:06:34
Attending high school in Iowa (ddr-densho-1000-338-22) - 00:06:22
Volunteering for the military, having a friend stand in for high school graduation (ddr-densho-1000-338-23) - 00:03:48
Joining the Military Intelligence Service (ddr-densho-1000-338-24) - 00:06:46
Sent overseas (ddr-densho-1000-338-25) - 00:07:12
Receiving a "good assignment" due to brother's prior military service (ddr-densho-1000-338-26) - 00:02:56
Hearing about Japan's surrender, continuing on to Tokyo (ddr-densho-1000-338-27) - 00:04:53
Visiting family members in Japan (ddr-densho-1000-338-28) - 00:05:51
The importance of the Military Intelligence Service (ddr-densho-1000-338-29) - 00:06:11
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Filling out the so-called "loyalty questionnaire"

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.

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May 26, 2011

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Tetsushi Marvin Uratsu

Tetsushi Marvin Uratsu Interview

02:35:09 — 29 segments

May 26, 2011

Emeryville, California

Nisei male. Born February 7, 1925, in Sacramento, California. At a very young age, sent to Japan for several years. Returned at age six and lived with family in Loomis, California. During World War II, removed to the Arboga Assembly Center, California, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Transferred briefly to the Amache concentration camp, Colorado, before leaving camp with the help of a Quaker group to work as a houseboy in Des Moines, Iowa, while attending high school. Volunteered for the Military Intelligence Service, and served in Japan during the U.S. occupation.

(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.)

Tom Ikeda, interviewer; Dana Hoshide, videographer

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