Bennie Ouchida Interview Segment 1

Parents' family backgrounds (ddr-one-7-31-1) - 00:04:20
Parents' immigration to the U.S. (ddr-one-7-31-2) - 00:07:22
Close relationship with mother (ddr-one-7-31-3) - 00:05:05
Description of siblings (ddr-one-7-31-4) - 00:03:15
Helping out on family's farm (ddr-one-7-31-5) - 00:07:31
Memories of the Great Depression (ddr-one-7-31-6) - 00:02:33
Growing up on family's farm (ddr-one-7-31-7) - 00:03:34
Speaking Japanese until starting kindergarten (ddr-one-7-31-8) - 00:05:10
Attending elementary school (ddr-one-7-31-9) - 00:08:24
Doing chores on the farm after school (ddr-one-7-31-10) - 00:04:49
Attending Japanese language school (ddr-one-7-31-11) - 00:09:17
Participating in martial arts (ddr-one-7-31-12) - 00:11:39
Interacting with children from Japantown (ddr-one-7-31-13) - 00:07:37
Attending high school (ddr-one-7-31-14) - 00:12:33
Experiencing discrimination while growing up (ddr-one-7-31-15) - 00:09:11
Drafted into the army before the bombing of Pearl Harbor (ddr-one-7-31-16) - 00:09:21
Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor while in the army (ddr-one-7-31-17) - 00:06:06
Being segregated from other soldiers because of Japanese ancestry (ddr-one-7-31-18) - 00:12:35
Interacting with soldiers of other ethnicities in the army (ddr-one-7-31-19) - 00:15:32
Role as a commander in the army (ddr-one-7-31-20) - 00:06:35
Being recruited to train with the Military Intelligence Service (ddr-one-7-31-21) - 00:10:48
Training with the Military Intelligence Service (ddr-one-7-31-22) - 00:13:08
Interacting with Japanese Americans from Hawaii (ddr-one-7-31-23) - 00:11:12
Stories from Military Intelligence Service training (ddr-one-7-31-24) - 00:10:27
Meeting future wife and getting married (ddr-one-7-31-25) - 00:02:58
Family's wartime experiences (ddr-one-7-31-26) - 00:09:58
Looking for work after the war (ddr-one-7-31-27) - 00:08:15
Going to mechanic school (ddr-one-7-31-28) - 00:05:25
Returning to Oregon (ddr-one-7-31-29) - 00:04:50
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Parents' family backgrounds

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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September 13, 2004

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Bennie Ouchida

Bennie Ouchida Interview

03:49:30 — 29 segments

September 13, 2004

Nisei male. Born April 10, 1917, in Oregon. Grew up in Gresham, Oregon, where parents ran a farm. Drafted into the army before December 7, 1941. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, was segregated from fellow soldiers along with other Japanese Americans. Recruited to the Military Intelligence Service and trained in Minnesota. After the war, lived for a time in Minneapolis before eventually returning to Oregon.

(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.)

Stephan Gilchrist, interviewer; Tim Rooney, videographer

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