Michael J. Forrester Interview Segment 1

Reflections on writing a memoir (ddr-densho-1000-438-1) - 00:05:10
Family background (ddr-densho-1000-438-2) - 00:03:39
Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor on the radio as a child (ddr-densho-1000-438-3) - 00:03:45
Hearing war propaganda about Japanese and Japanese Americans (ddr-densho-1000-438-4) - 00:02:05
Struggling with not being challenged enough school (ddr-densho-1000-438-5) - 00:05:22
Enlisting in the Air Force and being sent to electronics school (ddr-densho-1000-438-6) - 00:03:30
A conversation with grandmother before serving in Japan (ddr-densho-1000-438-7) - 00:07:12
First introduction to future wife (ddr-densho-1000-438-8) - 00:04:05
Memories of first date with future wife (ddr-densho-1000-438-9) - 00:07:08
Barred from marrying by the military (ddr-densho-1000-438-10) - 00:07:25
Sent back to the United States, grandmother intervenes (ddr-densho-1000-438-11) - 00:03:54
Smuggling an engagement ring to fiance in Japan (ddr-densho-1000-438-12) - 00:04:09
Having a Shinto wedding ceremony without the permission of the Air Force (ddr-densho-1000-438-13) - 00:05:50
Working on a military base while secretly married (ddr-densho-1000-438-14) - 00:03:55
Waiting for official permission to marry by the Air Force (ddr-densho-1000-438-15) - 00:06:32
Traveling separately to the U.S., wife meets family first (ddr-densho-1000-438-16) - 00:04:57
Training for a career with the FAA (ddr-densho-1000-438-17) - 00:05:24
Influence of marriage on life (ddr-densho-1000-438-18) - 00:05:48
Moving to Seattle, getting involved with the International Marriage Association (ddr-densho-1000-438-19) - 00:07:12
Being prepared for life experiences (ddr-densho-1000-438-20) - 00:08:37
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Reflections on writing a memoir

00:05:10 — Segment 1 of 20

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June 7, 2016

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Michael J. Forrester

Michael J. Forrester Interview

01:45:39 — 20 segments

June 7, 2016

Seattle, Washington

Caucasian male. Born 1937 in Brooklyn, New York. Grew up in New York, where father was a mechanic. After World War II, enlisted in the Air Force and was sent serve in Japan. While there, met future wife, got married and returned to the U.S. Established a successful career with the Federal Aviation Administration.

Tom Ikeda, interviewer; Naoko Magasis, interviewer; Dana Hoshide, videographer

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