Art Okuno Interview Segment 12

Father's family background (ddr-manz-1-80-1) -
Mother's family background (ddr-manz-1-80-2) -
Childhood memories of San Francisco (ddr-manz-1-80-3) -
Attending Japanese language school (ddr-manz-1-80-4) -
Inheriting land owned by family in Japan (ddr-manz-1-80-5) -
Getting involved in school sports (ddr-manz-1-80-6) -
Attending UC Berkeley (ddr-manz-1-80-7) -
Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor: "my initial reaction was shock" (ddr-manz-1-80-8) -
Returning home to help parents prepare for mass removal (ddr-manz-1-80-9) -
Traveling by train to assembly center (ddr-manz-1-80-10) -
Working for the internal police department in camp (ddr-manz-1-80-11) -
An uncomfortable train ride to Heart Mountain (ddr-manz-1-80-12) -
First impressions of Heart Mountain (ddr-manz-1-80-13) -
Working for a surveying crew to build the fence at Heart Mountain (ddr-manz-1-80-14) -
Leaving camp temporarily to work on nearby farms (ddr-manz-1-80-15) -
Answering the so-called "loyalty questions" (ddr-manz-1-80-16) -
Leading a Boy Scout troop in camp (ddr-manz-1-80-17) -
Taking Boy Scout troop to visit Yellowstone (ddr-manz-1-80-18) -
Leaving camp for New York (ddr-manz-1-80-19) -
Coping with freezing temperatures in camp (ddr-manz-1-80-20) -
Recreational activities in camp (ddr-manz-1-80-21) -
Returning to California and being drafted (ddr-manz-1-80-22) -
Meeting wife and getting married (ddr-manz-1-80-23) -
Thoughts on redress and reparations (ddr-manz-1-80-24) -
Reflections (ddr-manz-1-80-25) -
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An uncomfortable train ride to Heart Mountain

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September 1, 2009

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Art Okuno

Art Okuno Interview

02:03:20 — 25 segments

September 1, 2009

Las Vegas, Nevada

Nisei male. Born September 15, 1921, in San Francisco, California. Grew up in San Francisco, and was attending the University of California at Berkeley when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Removed with family to the Pomona Assembly Center, California, and the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. While in Heart Mountain, served as scoutmaster for a Boy Scout troop. After leaving camp, eventually returned to San Francisco, was drafted, and served one year in the military.

Kirk Peterson, interviewer; Richard Potashin, videographer

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