Densho Digital Archive
National Japanese American Historical Society Collection
Title: Takashi Matsui Interview
Narrator: Takashi Matsui
Interviewer: Marvin Uratsu
Location: Seattle, Washington
Date: December 12, 1997
Densho ID: denshovh-mtakashi-02-0012

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MU: So okay, then you go to Camp Robinson, and then when do you join up with Camp Savage? Or get orders to go to Camp --

TM: Well, at Camp Robinson, Arkansas, we had to wait for the group that was already taking basic training, until they finished, they couldn't start with us. So we had to wait -- I forgot how long -- maybe about three weeks or so, before our basic training started. Our basic training started, I believe July and ended in September. I believe September of '42. No, no, it was sooner than that. Then we went to Fort Warren, Wyoming, for about a month. So I believe we finished in about June.

MU: At Camp Robinson.

TM: Yeah. And then we were assigned to Fort Warren, Wyoming, headquarters company. For me, it was about a month, until September.

MU: So how many in your group, or were you alone at that time?

TM: Where?

MU: Going to Wyoming.

TM: Oh, a whole bunch of us. I don't remember.

MU: Is that all...

TM: Thirty, forty of us.

MU: That's all Nisei, group?

TM: From Arkansas to Wyoming, yes. About, I think about thirty of 'em. Thirty of us, I guess.

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