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Coping with physical ailments on mission

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November 19, 2000

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Grant Hirabayashi

Grant Hirabayashi Interview

01:40:12 — 13 segments

November 19, 2000

Silver Spring, Maryland

Kibei male. Born November 9, 1919, in Thomas, Washington. Went to Japan at age twelve, attended school, and returned to the U.S. as a high school student. Enlisted in the army just prior to the bombing of Pearl Harbor, and was eventually recruited for the Military Intelligence Service. Selected as one of fourteen Japanese Americans to fight with "Merrill's Marauders." After the war, worked in Japan during the U.S. occupation, and became involved with the war crimes trials. Went on to work for the State Department and the Library of Congress. Mr. Hirabayashi passed away on November 24, 2010.

(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.)

gayle k. yamada, interviewer; Mario Vizcarra, videographer

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Courtesy of gayle k. yamada, Bridge Media, Inc.

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