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Gene J. Takahashi - Interview with Gene J. Takahashi: clip: Met his future wife, got engaged; received orders to report for service; got an extension so he could finish college education; did not realize that his knowledge of Korea and fluency in Japanese made him "hot stuff;" joined his company in Korea just as they were breaking out of the Pusan perimeter; discovered he was with an all-black platoon in Love Company; surprised to see this in light of Truman's order to desegregate the military; advancing all the way to the Yalu River; Thanksgiving 1950 dinner in the mountains.
30:14 to 34:47 (04:33)