Jiro Sugidono Interview Segment 18

Origin of name (ddr-densho-1015-2-1) - 00:03:35
Description of siblings (ddr-densho-1015-2-2) - 00:01:52
Parents' immigration to Watsonville (ddr-densho-1015-2-3) - 00:06:29
Memories of community picnics (ddr-densho-1015-2-4) - 00:05:59
Celebrating New Year's (ddr-densho-1015-2-5) - 00:03:46
Description of father's auto mechanic business (ddr-densho-1015-2-6) - 00:04:36
Interacting with different ethnic communities (ddr-densho-1015-2-7) - 00:06:17
Mother's job doing housework (ddr-densho-1015-2-8) - 00:04:52
Communicating with parents: language barrier (ddr-densho-1015-2-9) - 00:05:36
Recreational activities as a child (ddr-densho-1015-2-10) - 00:03:20
Receiving high school diploma in camp (ddr-densho-1015-2-11) - 00:09:04
Division of town following the bombing of Pearl Harbor: "aliens" could not live on the west side (ddr-densho-1015-2-12) - 00:05:23
Trying to purchase goods despite restrictions on Issei (ddr-densho-1015-2-13) - 00:04:34
Thoughts on complying with government removal orders (ddr-densho-1015-2-14) - 00:02:21
Entrusting home and belongings to family friend during the war (ddr-densho-1015-2-15) - 00:04:00
Witnessing a tragic accident in camp involving a Watsonville Nisei (ddr-densho-1015-2-16) - 00:02:56
Transferring to Poston Camp 2 to be near friends from hometown (ddr-densho-1015-2-17) - 00:03:38
Building a golf course in camp (ddr-densho-1015-2-18) - 00:05:55
Witnessing tensions caused by the so-called "loyalty questionnaire" (ddr-densho-1015-2-19) - 00:03:00
Volunteering for the military (ddr-densho-1015-2-20) - 00:06:29
Memories of basic training (ddr-densho-1015-2-21) - 00:04:26
Joining the 442nd RCT as a replacement troop (ddr-densho-1015-2-22) - 00:07:57
Role within the 442 (ddr-densho-1015-2-23) - 00:02:58
Poignant memories of service (ddr-densho-1015-2-24) - 00:05:23
Finding work after returning to Watsonville (ddr-densho-1015-2-25) - 00:08:19
Raising children (ddr-densho-1015-2-26) - 00:03:35
Meeting future wife (ddr-densho-1015-2-27) - 00:02:18
Changes in the Watsonville community after the war (ddr-densho-1015-2-28) - 00:03:07
Father's passing, unable to leave military for funeral (ddr-densho-1015-2-29) - 00:04:49
Reflections: strength of mother (ddr-densho-1015-2-30) - 00:02:52
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Building a golf course in camp

00:05:55 — Segment 18 of 30

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July 28, 2008

Watsonville - Santa Cruz JACL Collection

Watsonville - Santa Cruz JACL Collection


Jiro Sugidono

Jiro Sugidono Interview

02:19:26 — 30 segments

July 28, 2008

Watsonville, California

Nisei male. Born October 25, 1923, in Watsonville, California. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to the Salinas Assembly Center, California, and the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. Volunteered for the military out of Poston, and joined the 442nd Regimental Combat Team in Europe as a replacement troop. Following military service, returned to Watsonville.

Tom Ikeda, interviewer; Dana Hoshide, videographer

Watsonville - Santa Cruz JACL Collection