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Being drafted into the military before the bombing of Pearl Harbor

00:14:09 — Segment 1 of 11

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October 20, 2000

gayle k. yamada Collection

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Courtesy of gayle k. yamada, Bridge Media, Inc.

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Walter Tanaka

Walter Tanaka Interview

01:37:01 — 11 segments

October 20, 2000

Northern California

Nisei male. Born February 19, 1918, in Watsonville, California. Drafted into the military before the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Volunteered for the Military Intelligence Service and interrogated Japanese POWs in Australia during the war. After the war, served as a linguist and interpreter in Japan during the U.S. occupation. Mr. Tanaka passed away on March 3, 2012.

gayle k. yamada, interviewer; Ken Zukin, videographer

gayle k. yamada Collection

Courtesy of gayle k. yamada, Bridge Media, Inc.

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