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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