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A troubling incident on a training march

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April 23, 2014

Oregon Nikkei Endowment Visual History Collection

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Gus Tanaka

Gus Tanaka Interview

01:59:52 — 11 segments

April 23, 2014

Ontario, Oregon

Nisei male. Born August 3, 1923, in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in Portland, where father was a physician in Japantown. Was attending college prior to World War II. During the war, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Left camp to attend college before being drafted in 1944. Served in the Army Specialized Training Unit during the U.S. occupation of Japan. Returned to medical school after military service and became a physician practicing in Ontario, 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.)

Linda Tamura, interviewer; Dana Hoshide, videographer

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