Oral History Collection

MAIN ENTRY: CARDENAS, ELOY
DATE OF INTERVIEW: June 5, 1998
LOCATION OF INTERVIEW: Earth, Texas
INTERVIEWER: Fred Allison
LENGTH OF INTERVIEW: 1:00
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE: Eloy Cardenas discusses histime in a Japanese prisoner of war camp during World War II.
TAPE ONE Cardenas, Eloy
b. in Aspringer, New Mexico
1941, joined the U. S. Army
Stationed at the Philippines
Duties
Family
Farmers
Education
Only got through 5th grade
Army (again)
Drafted
Locations
Hispanics
Were not treated differently
Ranks
Guns
Members of his group
Duties (again)
Philippines
Japanese invasion
Clark Field bombing
Commanders
Japanese prisoner of war camps
Cruelties of prisoners
Death March
Japanese prisoner of war camps (again)
Experiences
Duties (again)
Carry water for a mile for Japanese
Food
Buildings
What helped him make it through the camp
Experiences
Sickness
Food (again)
News from outside
Returning to the United States
Discharged in 1946
Afterthoughts
RANGE DATES: 1941 – 1998
BULK DATES: 1941 – 1946