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Title: Frank Saburo Sato Interview I
Narrator: Frank Saburo Sato
Interviewer: Tom Ikeda
Location: Seattle, Washington
Date: August 14, 2017
Densho ID: ddr-densho-1000-445-2

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TI: So you mentioned Betty, your older sister, let's talk about all your siblings. I know you had a lot of siblings, and let's just go down in order.

FS: Okay. I'm the youngest of six, Betty is the oldest, Betty Maekawa, she passed away several years ago. But she is one of the few Nisei women that were in the military. She was in the army nurse corps reserve, but she was an RN.

TI: Okay, and we'll talk more about that later when I hit the war years. So Betty was the oldest, and who was next?

FS: John, my brother John was next, he's the one that was, volunteered into the 442 from camp, and he trained with the 522nd artillery. But he was recruited out to go to MIS.

TI: Okay, so we'll talk more about him, too, so that's John. And how much older is John than you?

FS: Eight.

TI: Eight years. And then Betty is how much older?

FS: Ten years.

TI: And after John?

FS: My sister Bess, who was also an RN, retired. She's one of my two living sisters right now.

TI: Okay, and after Bess?

FS: Is Bob, four years older than I, he's passed away a couple years ago. He's the 442 vet.

TI: And then after Bob?

FS: Rose, my sister, who is in Tennessee.

TI: And is she about two years older than you?

FS: Yes, two years older. All of us are two years apart.

TI: Yeah, I was going to mention that, it seemed like there's a two-year gap between each one of you. So that make it easier in terms of the year. So you were born 1929.

FS: Yes.

TI: And we'll come back to your siblings later on during the war.

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