Tosh Tokunaga Interview Segment 9

Family background (ddr-densho-1000-241-1) - 00:05:19
Description of family home in Selleck lumber camp (ddr-densho-1000-241-2) - 00:03:14
Growing up in Selleck, Washington, lumber camp (ddr-densho-1000-241-3) - 00:03:33
Attending school (ddr-densho-1000-241-4) - 00:02:16
Memories of Selleck logging camp (ddr-densho-1000-241-5) - 00:05:01
Description of parents (ddr-densho-1000-241-6) - 00:03:04
Moving to Seattle, community activities (ddr-densho-1000-241-7) - 00:07:48
Attending high school in Seattle (ddr-densho-1000-241-8) - 00:06:12
Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor while in a movie theater (ddr-densho-1000-241-9) - 00:04:19
The day of mass removal (ddr-densho-1000-241-10) - 00:02:19
Working on the maintenance crew in Puyallup Assembly Center (ddr-densho-1000-241-11) - 00:03:47
Volunteering to go to Minidoka early to help set up the camp (ddr-densho-1000-241-12) - 00:08:56
Being drafted into the military (ddr-densho-1000-241-13) - 00:03:39
Completing basic training and volunteering to be a paratrooper (ddr-densho-1000-241-14) - 00:07:05
Training to be a paratrooper (ddr-densho-1000-241-15) - 00:05:06
Visiting parents in camp on furlough (ddr-densho-1000-241-16) - 00:06:35
First jump as a paratrooper (ddr-densho-1000-241-17) - 00:08:25
Description of combat (ddr-densho-1000-241-18) - 00:04:38
Liberating POW camps in Germany (ddr-densho-1000-241-19) - 00:07:56
Returning to Seattle, finding parents (ddr-densho-1000-241-20) - 00:07:07
Getting married, having children (ddr-densho-1000-241-21) - 00:07:38
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Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor while in a movie theater

00:04:19 — Segment 9 of 21

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May 28, 2009

Densho Visual History Collection


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Tosh Tokunaga

Tosh Tokunaga Interview

01:53:57 — 21 segments

May 28, 2009

Seattle, Washington

Nisei male. Born January 2, 1925, in Selleck, Washington. Grew up in the Selleck logging camp before moving with family to Seattle, Washington, for high school. During World War II, removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Volunteered for the military as a paratrooper, and served in Europe. Eventually returned to Seattle.

Tom Ikeda, interviewer; Dana Hoshide, videographer


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