George Sakato Oral History Interview, Part 1

George T. “Joe” Sakato served with the famed Japanese-American 442nd Regimental Combat team during World War II. His… read more

George T. “Joe” Sakato served with the famed Japanese-American 442nd Regimental Combat team during World War II. His gallantry on a French battlefield earned him the Distinguished Service Cross, which was later upgraded to the Medal of Honor. Mr. Sakato recalled his California childhood, volunteering for the military, and the combat training he received before being shipped overseas. 

This is the first of two parts. 

This interview from the Densho Visual History Collection was conducted by Tom Ikeda for Densho: The Japanese American Legacy Project. It took place on May 14, 2008, in Denver, Colorado. It was done in collaboration with the National Park Service for the Manzanar National Historic Site Collection. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Program ID:
293967-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Interview
Location:
Denver, Colorado, United States
First Aired:
Jun 19, 2010
Last Aired:
Jun 20, 2010

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  • Jun 19, 2010 | 2:51pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 19, 2010 | 8:51pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 20, 2010 | 2:51am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 20, 2010 | 8:50am EDT | C-SPAN 3

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