Ehren Watada Oral History Interview

Ehren Watada talked about his life and military career. In June 2006, Lieutenant Ehren Watada became the first commissioned officer to… read more

Ehren Watada talked about his life and military career. In June 2006, Lieutenant Ehren Watada became the first commissioned officer to refuse to deploy to Iraq. Lieutenant Watada believed that participation in the conflict would make him party to war crimes. He was brought before a U.S. Army court-martial in 2007 which ended in mistrial. He was discharged from the Army in 2009.

This is a portion of the interview from the Densho Visual History Collection conducted December 22, 2006, in Settle, Washington, by Tom Ikeda for Densho: The Japanese American Legacy Project. close

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

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  • Tom Ikeda Founding Executive Director Densho: The Japanese American Legacy Project
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Ehren Watada Oral History Interview

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Program ID:
300601-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Interview
Location:
Seattle, Washington, United States
First Aired:
Aug 6, 2011
Last Aired:
Aug 8, 2011

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  • Aug 06, 2011 | 8:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 07, 2011 | 3:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 08, 2011 | 4:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3

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