Densho Digital Archive
National Japanese American Historical Society Collection
Title: George Koshi Interview
Narrator: George Koshi
Interviewer: Marvin Uratsu
Location: Seattle, Washington
Date: December 10, 1997
Densho ID: denshovh-kgeorge-01-0014

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MU: During that time, did you communicate with your father, for example, by letter?

GK: Communicate with who?

MU: Your father.

GK: Oh yes, we were writing to each other quite often.

MU: You talked to him about what you were doing?

GK: No, not, not with anybody. As to the nature of my work, I never discussed it with, not even with my wife -- who was my girlfriend at that time. But I didn't discuss anything about what I was doing.

MU: You're a true MIS man.

GK: Uh-huh.

MU: I was wondering what your father might have thought...

GK: When I went into the service, he told me that, "You're American citizen first so whatever you're assigned to, do the best you can." And then, he, too, wanted to become an American citizen. So (when) naturalization act was passed in 1953, (...) he applied for citizenship and took the examination in 1954.

MU: And he got it.

GK: And he got it. And, both my father and mother at the same time.

MU: That's wonderful.

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