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Title: Cedrick M. Shimo Interview
Narrator: Cedrick M. Shimo
Interviewers: Tom Ikeda (primary), Martha Nakagawa (secondary)
Location: Torrance, California
Date: September 22, 2009
Densho ID: denshovh-scedrick-01-0020

CS: The 1800, I think at first I was with the pick and shovel like everybody else. And then as we started moving around and got bigger, it was a real engineering outfit. It had all the equipment, everything, all (except) weapons, so they needed a motor pool, somebody to run the motor pool. So we couldn't get promoted, so I was acting motor pool sergeant. And then they had a big supply department, so they moved me over and made me the acting supply sergeant to take care of the supplies. And then the company commander or somebody pulled me into his office and made me the acting company clerk. So I was working in the office with the Caucasian officers. [Interruption] Well, I think because I was there and was able to tell our story and everything, they were very sympathetic. And that's why I think they treated the soldiers well, and the morale was high, because they understood.

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