Frank Saburo Sato Interview I Segment 16

Receiving English name from a Methodist minister (ddr-densho-1000-445-1) - 0:03:20
Description of siblings (ddr-densho-1000-445-2) - 0:02:18
Father's family background (ddr-densho-1000-445-3) - 0:03:27
Mother's family background (ddr-densho-1000-445-4) - 0:07:23
Description of parents (ddr-densho-1000-445-5) - 0:06:24
Childhood memories of Sumner, Washington (ddr-densho-1000-445-6) - 0:06:41
Attending Japanese language school (ddr-densho-1000-445-7) - 0:05:23
Activities as a child: kendo, fishing (ddr-densho-1000-445-8) - 0:03:45
Growing up with close friends in the community (ddr-densho-1000-445-9) - 0:06:02
Father's produce business, selling at farmer's markets, stores (ddr-densho-1000-445-10) - 0:05:55
Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor, attending school the next day (ddr-densho-1000-445-11) - 0:06:55
Preparing for mass removal: making arrangements for farm (ddr-densho-1000-445-12) - 0:07:28
First impressions of the Puyallup Assembly Center (ddr-densho-1000-445-13) - 0:06:31
Remembering Minidoka: "What an awful place" (ddr-densho-1000-445-14) - 0:09:59
Controversy over the draft and leave clearance questionnaire in camp (ddr-densho-1000-445-15) - 0:02:33
Sending care packages to brother in the military (ddr-densho-1000-445-16) - 0:06:29
Eldest brother's military service in the Military Intelligence Service (ddr-densho-1000-445-17) - 0:09:23
Second brother's service with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team in Europe (ddr-densho-1000-445-18) - 0:03:51
Older sister's wartime service with the nursing corps (ddr-densho-1000-445-19) - 0:01:48
Hearing about a family friend's son being killed in action (ddr-densho-1000-445-20) - 0:07:37
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Sending care packages to brother in the military

0:06:29 — Segment 16 of 20

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Frank Saburo Sato

Frank Saburo Sato Interview I

1:57:23 — 20 segments

August 14, 2017

Seattle, Washington

Nisei male. Born March 16, 1929, in Puyallup, Washington. Grew up in the Sumner, Washington, area, where parents had a produce business. During World War II, removed with family to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After the war, attended the University of Washington and the University of Southern California. Established a career in government. From 1953 to 1965, he worked for the U.S. Air Force Auditor General's Office. From 1965 to 1974, he was with the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Comptroller). From 1974 to 1979, he was Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Audit. Became Inspector General at the Department of Transportation and was appointed Inspector General of the Environmental Protection Agency by President Ronald Reagan. After his government career, Frank served as president of the Japanese American Citizens League and worked as an activist during the redress movement.

Tom Ikeda, interviewer; Dana Hoshide, videographer


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