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Joe Saito Interview (ddr-one-7-36)
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Nisei male. Born in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in Oregon, where parents ran a farm. In 1941, volunteered for the army and served as a medic during World War II. After military discharge, returned to Oregon and continued farming.

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Narrator Mary Haruka Nakamura

Nisei female. Born March 21, 1924, in O'Brien, Washington. Grew up in the Auburn/Kent area of Washington, where parents ran a farm and then a grocery store. During World War II, removed to the Pinedale Assembly Center, California, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, settled in Ontario, Oregon.
Joe Saito Interview Segment 11 (ddr-one-7-36-11)
vh Joe Saito Interview Segment 11 (ddr-one-7-36-11)
Moving to Ontario, Oregon

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.

Paul Saito Interview Segment 13 (ddr-one-7-38-13)
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Moving to Ontario, Oregon

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.

Narrator Isao Kameshige

Nisei male. Born April 13, 1925, in Galt, California. Grew up in Hollister, California. During World War II, removed to the Salinas Assembly Center, California, and the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. Drafted into the military and served with the Counterintelligence Corps in Japan during the U.S. occupation. After service, joined family in Ontario, Oregon.

Narrator George Iseri

Nisei male. Born April 23, 1920, in Thomas, Washington. Grew up in Thomas where father ran a general store. During World War II, removed to the Pinedale Assembly Center, California, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Left camp to work in Weiser, Idaho, and opened a service station. Eventually moved to Ontario, Oregon.
George Iseri Interview Segment 9 (ddr-one-7-40-9)
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The Ontario, Oregon, community after the war

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.

Yoshimitsu Suyematsu Interview Segment 22 (ddr-one-7-66-22)
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Getting married and starting a farm in Ontario, Oregon

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 …

Gus Tanaka Interview Segment 9 (ddr-one-7-67-9)
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Deciding to start medical practice in Ontario, Oregon

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Mary Haruka Nakamura Interview Segment 15 (ddr-one-7-65-15)
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Leaving camp and raising family in Ontario, Oregon

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Toshio Inahara Interview Segment 5 (ddr-one-7-45-5)
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Family "voluntarily evacuates" to Ontario, Oregon

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.

Narrator Mae Iseri Yamada

Nisei female. Born August 22, 1918, in Thomas, Washington. Grew up in Thomas, where parents ran a grocery store and farm. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to the Pinedale Assembly Center and Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Married in camp, and went to work in Weiser, Idaho, and Ontario, Oregon. After the war, returned …

Narrator Misa Taketa

Nisei female. Born January 18, 1925, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in the South Park area, south of Seattle, where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Pinedale Assembly Center, California, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, lived and worked in Ontario, Oregon, for a time, before living …
Northwest Buddhist Convention Banquet (ddr-one-1-418)
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Black and white photographic negative of guests at the Northwest Buddhist Convention banquet dinner in the basement of the Seattle Buddhist Church. Sitting at the head table from left to right: Reverend Sunya Pratt (from Tacoma, Washington), Reverend Tatsuya Ichikawa (from Seattle, Washington), Reverend Eiyu Terao (from Spokane, Washington), Reverend Ikuta from (Vancouver, British Columbia), Reverend …

Narrator Kenji J. Yaguchi

Nisei male. Born December 22, 1922, in Tacoma, Washington. Grew up in the nearby town of Fife, Washington, where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Was drafted into the military and served with the Combat Engineer Company of the 442nd Regimental Combat …

Narrator Yoshimitsu Suyematsu

Nisei male. Born May 30, 1927, on Bainbridge Island, Washington. Grew up on Bainbridge, where parents ran a strawberry farm. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California, then transferred to the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, returned to Bainbridge for a time and then volunteered for the military, serving in …
Isao Kameshige Interview (ddr-one-7-35)
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Nisei male. Born in Galt, California. Grew up in Hollister, California. During World War II, removed to the Salinas Assembly Center, California, and the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. Drafted into the military and served with the Counterintelligence Corps in Japan during the U.S. occupation. After service, joined family in Ontario, Oregon.

(This material is based upon …

Kenji J. Yaguchi Interview (ddr-one-7-63)
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Nisei male. Born December 22, 1922, in Tacoma, Washington. Grew up in the nearby town of Fife, Washington, where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Was drafted into the military and served with the Combat Engineer Company of the 442nd Regimental Combat …
Mika Hiuga Interview Segment 7 (ddr-one-7-37-7)
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Attending Sunday school

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Mika Hiuga Interview Segment 21 (ddr-one-7-37-21)
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Thoughts on the so-called "loyalty questionnaire"

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Mika Hiuga Interview Segment 6 (ddr-one-7-37-6)
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Attending school

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Mika Hiuga Interview Segment 12 (ddr-one-7-37-12)
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Answering the leave clearance questionnaire

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Mika Hiuga Interview Segment 8 (ddr-one-7-37-8)
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Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor

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Mika Hiuga Interview Segment 20 (ddr-one-7-37-20)
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Raising a family

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Mika Hiuga Interview Segment 3 (ddr-one-7-37-3)
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Childhood memories of Hood River

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