Arthur Nishimoto Interview Segment 12

Born in Honolulu, Hawaii (ddr-manz-1-129-1) -
Parents' family backgrounds (ddr-manz-1-129-2) -
Early childhood memories of Honolulu (ddr-manz-1-129-3) -
Attending Japanese language school (ddr-manz-1-129-4) -
Celebrating Japanese holidays (ddr-manz-1-129-5) -
Seeing U.S. military personnel training in Hawaii before World War II (ddr-manz-1-129-6) -
Memories of high school (ddr-manz-1-129-7) -
Seeing the Japanese bombers on December 7, 1941 (ddr-manz-1-129-8) -
Memories of Honolulu in chaos after the bombing of Pearl Harbor (ddr-manz-1-129-9) -
Deciding to volunteer for the military (ddr-manz-1-129-10) -
Traveling to the mainland for basic training (ddr-manz-1-129-11) -
Experiencing racism from fellow soldiers at Camp Shelby (ddr-manz-1-129-12) -
The relationship between the 442nd Regimental Combat Team and the 100th Battalion (ddr-manz-1-129-13) -
Mixing of Japanese Americans from Hawaii and the mainland during basic training (ddr-manz-1-129-14) -
Going overseas and seeing the Pope (ddr-manz-1-129-15) -
Becoming Mormon before World War II (ddr-manz-1-129-16) -
First experiences with combat (ddr-manz-1-129-17) -
The uniqueness of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team (ddr-manz-1-129-18) -
Emotional and psychological effects of war (ddr-manz-1-129-19) -
Transferring to the Counterintelligence Corps (ddr-manz-1-129-20) -
Hearing about the wartime service of the 522nd Field Artillery Battalion (ddr-manz-1-129-21) -
Role of religious faith in the military (ddr-manz-1-129-22) -
Description of well-known fellow soldiers (ddr-manz-1-129-23) -
Returning home and getting married (ddr-manz-1-129-24) -
Psychological effects of serving in World War II (ddr-manz-1-129-25) -
Being called back to active duty (ddr-manz-1-129-26) -
Description of children (ddr-manz-1-129-27) -
Messages for grandchildren (ddr-manz-1-129-28) -
Thoughts on redress and the incarceration of mainland Japanese Americans (ddr-manz-1-129-29) -
Admiration for Mike Masaoka and the Japanese American creed (ddr-manz-1-129-30) -
Seeing Japan during military service (ddr-manz-1-129-31) -
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Experiencing racism from fellow soldiers at Camp Shelby

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August 22, 2012

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Arthur Nishimoto

Arthur Nishimoto Interview

03:42:05 — 31 segments

August 22, 2012

Las Vegas, Nevada

Nisei male. Born August 28, 1923, in Honolulu, Hawaii. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, volunteered for the army and served in Europe with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team. After discharge, was called back to active duty and served with the U.S. Counterintelligence Corps in Japan.

Alisa Lynch, interviewer; Kristen Luetkemeier, videographer

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