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Sam Araki Interview Segment 1

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Father's family background: developed a successful fertilizer business after immigrating to the U.S.

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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March 21, 2012

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Sam Araki

Sam Araki Interview I

01:51:05 — 15 segments

March 21, 2012

San Jose, California

Nisei male. Born July 12, 1931, in Saratoga, California. Grew up in Saratoga, where father worked as a gardener on a large estate. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, father moved the family inland to Reedley in an attempt to avoid mass removal. Eventually removed to Poston concentration camp, Arizona. After leaving camp, returned to California and graduated from Stanford University with a master's in mechanical engineer. Went on to establish a prestigous career in the aerospace industry, becoming president of Lockheed Martin Missiles & Space.

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Tom Ikeda, interviewer; Dana Hoshide, videographer

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