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Date: June 11, 2009


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Toshikazu "Tosh" Okamoto II
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Father suffers a heart attack in camp Segment 1 of 26 [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Tule Lake
Toshikazu "Tosh" Okamoto II
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington The so-called "loyalty questionnaire" creates a split in the family Segment 2 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Tule Lake
Toshikazu "Tosh" Okamoto II
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Older stepbrother's experiences in a Department of Justice internment camp Segment 3 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Tule Lake
Toshikazu "Tosh" Okamoto II
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Atmosphere in Tule Lake during its transition to a segregation camp Segment 4 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Tule Lake
Toshikazu "Tosh" Okamoto II
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Transferring to Heart Mountain, then leaving camp to work at a sawmill Segment 5 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Heart Mountain
Toshikazu "Tosh" Okamoto II
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Working as a Nisei amongst a group of Issei Segment 6 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Toshikazu "Tosh" Okamoto II
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Deciding to leave camp for Cleveland Segment 7 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Heart Mountain
Toshikazu "Tosh" Okamoto II
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Working in a defense plant in Cleveland Segment 8 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Toshikazu "Tosh" Okamoto II
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Receiving draft notice, going through basic training Segment 9 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Toshikazu "Tosh" Okamoto II
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Training alongside white soldiers Segment 10 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Toshikazu "Tosh" Okamoto II
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Left behind when unit shipped out Segment 11 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Toshikazu "Tosh" Okamoto II
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Seeing devastation and poverty in Italy Segment 12 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Toshikazu "Tosh" Okamoto II
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Joining the 442nd Regimental Combat Team as a replacement troop Segment 13 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Toshikazu "Tosh" Okamoto II
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Guard duties in Italy "kind of like a joke" Segment 14 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Toshikazu "Tosh" Okamoto II
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Being assigned to the 88th Division as a motorpool mechanic Segment 15 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Toshikazu "Tosh" Okamoto II
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Returning to Seattle after military discharge Segment 16 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Toshikazu "Tosh" Okamoto II
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Barred from joining a union because of ancestry, becoming a mechanic Segment 17 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Toshikazu "Tosh" Okamoto II
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Establishing a career as a mechanic in the fire department Segment 18 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Toshikazu "Tosh" Okamoto II
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Meeting future wife Segment 19 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Toshikazu "Tosh" Okamoto II
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington First coming up with the idea to start a nursing home for the Issei generation Segment 20 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Toshikazu "Tosh" Okamoto II
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Forming Issei Concerns Segment 21 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Toshikazu "Tosh" Okamoto II
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Becoming involved with Seattle's Nisei Veterans Committee Segment 22 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Toshikazu "Tosh" Okamoto II
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Rewarding aspects of community involvement Segment 23 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Toshikazu "Tosh" Okamoto II
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Reflections, raising children Segment 24 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history