Veterans History Project Service Summary:

  • War or Conflict: World War, 1939-1945
  • Branch of Service: Army
  • Unit of Service: 306th Headquarters Intelligence Detachment, XXIV Corps
  • Location of Service: Camp Savage, Minnesota; Camp Blanding, Florida; Fort Snelling, Minnesota; Fort Lewis, Washington; Schofields Barracks, Hawaii; Leyte Island (Philippines); Okinawa Island (Ryukyu Islands); Korea
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant

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"From my point of view, America is a nation in the process of trying to live up to its dreams." (Video interview, 1:20:28)

Born on the Fourth of July in California, Warren Tsuneishi was the son of Japanese immigrants. After Japanese forces bombed Pearl Harbor and the U.S. entered World War II, his family was evacuated to Heart Mountain, a Japanese internment facility in Wyoming. But Tsuneishi craved freedom and the chance to serve his country, in spite of his family's confinement. He volunteered for the Military Intelligence Service Language School and served in the Pacific, translating captured documents that gave U.S. forces a big advantage in securing the Philippines and Okinawa.

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About this Item

Title

  • Warren Michio Tsuneishi Collection

Names

  • Sarah Rouse
  • Rouse, Sarah
  • Heckscher, Jurretta
  • Library of Congress
  • National Court Reporters Association (NCRA)
  • Tsuneishi, Warren Michio
  • Susan Baker

State of Birth

  • CA

Home State

  • MD

Headings

  • -  Tsuneishi, Warren Michio
  • -  World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Army.

Repository

  • Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Gender

  • Male

Status

  • Veteran

Service History

  • World War, 1939-1945

    • Branch of Service: Army
    • Unit of Service: 306th Headquarters Intelligence Detachment, XXIV Corps
    • Location of Service: Camp Savage, Minnesota; Camp Blanding, Florida; Fort Snelling, Minnesota; Fort Lewis, Washington; Schofields Barracks, Hawaii; Leyte Island (Philippines); Okinawa Island (Ryukyu Islands); Korea
    • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
    • Dates of Service: 1943-1946
    • Entrance into Service: Enlisted
    • Military Status: Veteran

Materials

  • Manuscript: Military papers (orders, personnel/201 files, etc) [1 item] -- Typewritten document (collected 01/24/1946)
  • Manuscript: Printed matter [1 item] -- Typewritten document (collected 1995 - 2003)
  • Video: VHS [1 item] -- Oral history interview (collected 07/02/2002)
  • Computer File: CD [1 item] -- Electronic file of photograph (collected 11/2004)
  • Photograph: Digital print [4 items] -- Photograph (collected 1942 - 1943)
  • Video: VHS [1 item] -- Oral history interview (collected 07/02/2002)
  • Manuscript: Biographical information [1 item] -- Typewritten document (collected 06/30/2002)
  • Video: VHS [1 item] -- Oral history interview (collected 07/02/2002)
  • Video: Digital Betacam [1 item] -- Digitized Copy (collected 07/02/2002)
  • Audio: DAT [1 item] -- Oral history interview (collected 09/30/2003)
  • Audio: DAT [1 item] -- Oral history interview (collected 09/30/2003)
  • Manuscript: Transcript [1 item] -- Transcription of video recording (collected 10/10/2014)
  • Manuscript: Transcript [1 item] -- Transcription of audio recording (collected 10/03/2014)

Collection Number

  • AFC/2001/001/2153

Cite as

  • Warren Michio Tsuneishi Collection (AFC/2001/001/2153), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Online Format

  • online text
  • image
  • audio
  • video

Additional Metadata Formats

IIIF Presentation Manifest

Rights & Access

Using VHP Material in Publication or Exhibition

The Veterans History Project (VHP) at the Library of Congress collects, preserves and makes accessible the firsthand recollections of U.S. military veterans who served from World War I through more recent conflicts and peacekeeping missions, so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand what they saw, did and felt during their service. The Veterans History Project Collection includes oral histories along with documentary materials such as original letters, diaries, photographs, and memoirs.

Veterans and interviewers contribute these materials to the Library for scholarly and educational purposes, retaining any copyright they may hold. Therefore, permission must be obtained before using the interview or other materials in exhibition or publication. Researchers or others who would like to make further use of these materials should contact the Veterans History Project for assistance.

As a publicly supported institution, the Library generally does not own rights to material in its collections. Therefore, it does not charge permission fees for use of such material and cannot give or deny permission to publish or otherwise distribute material in its collections. Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of an item from the Library’s collections and for securing any necessary permissions rests with persons desiring to use the item.

Please contact us with questions.

Obtaining Copies of VHP Materials

In order for VHP materials to be duplicated, we must receive written permission from the interviewee for you to obtain a copy of the recording unless the proposed use is limited to personal use, research, or other uses permissible by copyright law. If the interviewee is deceased, their next-of-kin may grant written permission.

Please contact VHP for assistance if you need to contact a veteran for permission to use their materials in exhibition or publication, or if you have received permission from the veteran and need access to high-resolution copies of VHP collection materials.

Citing VHP Materials

Please use the following formats when citing Veterans History Project materials (substituting the appropriate name and collection ID number).

Materials as a whole:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Manuscript material:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Memoirs (MS02), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Transcript (MS04), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Correspondence (MS01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Recording:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Audio recording (SR01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Video recording (MV01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Photograph:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Photographs (PH01), photographer unknown, Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Photographs (PH03-PH14), Ralph Williams photographer, Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Computer file:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Computer file (CF01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Artifact:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Artifact (AR01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Cite This Item

Citations are generated automatically from bibliographic data as a convenience, and may not be complete or accurate.

Chicago citation style:

Sarah Rouse, Sarah Rouse, Jurretta Heckscher, Library Of Congress, National Court Reporters Association, Warren Michio Tsuneishi, and Susan Baker. Warren Michio Tsuneishi Collection. 1943. Personal Narrative. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.02153/.

APA citation style:

Sarah Rouse, Rouse, S., Heckscher, J., Library Of Congress, National Court Reporters Association, Tsuneishi, W. M. & Susan Baker. (1943) Warren Michio Tsuneishi Collection. [Personal Narrative] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.02153/.

MLA citation style:

Sarah Rouse, et al. Warren Michio Tsuneishi Collection. 1943. Personal Narrative. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.02153/>.