Sadaichi Kubota Segment 14

Memories of visiting a family in Mississippi (ddr-densho-1000-40-1) -
Memories of prewar life in Hilo, Hawaii (ddr-densho-1000-40-2) -
Past lifestyle vs. current lifestyle in Hawaii (ddr-densho-1000-40-3) -
Development of Nisei values in prewar Hawaii, Japanese language school (ddr-densho-1000-40-4) -
Family in two countries (ddr-densho-1000-40-5) -
Family in two countries: brother living in Japan (ddr-densho-1000-40-6) -
Reunification with older brother after World War II (ddr-densho-1000-40-7) -
Brother living in Japan: the possibility of "shooting at each other, brother to brother" (ddr-densho-1000-40-8) -
Constructing barracks in Oahu (ddr-densho-1000-40-9) -
Witness to the bombing of Pearl Harbor (ddr-densho-1000-40-10) -
Cleaning up the aftermath of Pearl Harbor, seeing the "puffs of smoke" (ddr-densho-1000-40-11) -
A tearful sendoff: leaving home for the army (ddr-densho-1000-40-12) -
Brothers' decision to join different units (ddr-densho-1000-40-13) -
Description of Camp Shelby, Mississippi (ddr-densho-1000-40-14) -
Relations between Japanese American soldiers from Hawaii and the mainland (ddr-densho-1000-40-15) -
Creative thinking leads to army promotion (ddr-densho-1000-40-16) -
Taking on leadership of the squad: gaining the acceptance of unit (ddr-densho-1000-40-17) -
Description of fellow soldier Shiro Kashino (ddr-densho-1000-40-18) -
Thoughts while en route to fight in Europe (ddr-densho-1000-40-19) -
Landing in Naples (ddr-densho-1000-40-20) -
The first day of fighting (ddr-densho-1000-40-21) -
Admiration develops for the 100th Infantry Battalion (ddr-densho-1000-40-22) -
Respect for the Nazi soldiers' dedication (ddr-densho-1000-40-23) -
Willingness to do anything to win the battle (ddr-densho-1000-40-24) -
Description of fighting: accuracy of the artillery unit (ddr-densho-1000-40-25) -
A battlefield commission (ddr-densho-1000-40-26) -
The difficult responsibilities of an officer (ddr-densho-1000-40-27) -
Recounting the fight that led to the erroneous court-martial of Shiro Kashino (ddr-densho-1000-40-28) -
Shiro Kashino's account of the incident (ddr-densho-1000-40-29) -
Initial decision to attempt to clear the erroneous court-martial conviction of Shiro Kashino (ddr-densho-1000-40-30) -
Early attempts at clearing the erroneous court-martial conviction of Shiro Kashino (ddr-densho-1000-40-31) -
Clearing the erroneous court-martial conviction of Shiro Kashino (ddr-densho-1000-40-32) -
Receiving help in clearing the erroneous court-martial conviction of Shiro Kashino (ddr-densho-1000-40-33) -
Continuing responsibility to the men in platoon (ddr-densho-1000-40-34) -
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ddr-densho-1000-40-14 (Legacy UID: denshovh-ksadaichi-01-0014)

Description of Camp Shelby, Mississippi

This interview was conducted at the 1998 Americans of Japanese Ancestry Veterans National Convention, held in Honolulu, Hawaii. Because of the full conference schedule, interviews conducted at the reunion were generally shorter in length than the typical Densho interview and tend to concentrate on the individual's military service during World War II.

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July 1, 1998

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Sadaichi Kubota

Sadaichi Kubota Interview

01:59:28 — 34 segments

July 1, 1998

Honolulu, Hawaii

Nisei male. Born March, 1921 in Hilo, Hawaii. Was a lieutenant in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team. Instrumental in clearing the court-martial conviction of Shiro Kashino, a member of his unit.

(This interview was conducted at the 1998 Americans of Japanese Ancestry Veterans National Convention, held in Honolulu, Hawaii. Because of the full conference schedule, interviews conducted at the reunion were generally shorter in length than the typical Densho interview and tend to concentrate on the individual's military service during World War II.)

Tom Ikeda, interviewer; Matt Emery, videographer

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