The individual identified in Japanese characters, here is, Michibiku Ozamoto, or, in English, T.
History Explorer Podcast: Japanese Internment and WWII Service
Grade Range: 6-12
Resource Type(s): Primary Sources, Interactives & Media
Date Posted: 2/15/2012
In this episode of the History Explorer podcast series, curatorial assistant Noriko Sanefuji interviews Grant Ichikawa, a US veteran who enlisted after being relocated to a Japanese American internment camp with his family in 1942.Allowed to join the army after a need for interpreters, Mr. Ichikawa served proudly and in 2011, he and other veterans were awarded the Congressional Gold Medal for his service.