|Richard Henmi as a child in Fresno, California. 1928|
|Camp photo of Richard Henmi's parents|
Richard Henmi was born on January 3, 1924, in Fresno, California. Henmi was seventeen years old at the beginning of World War II. He stayed with his family at the Fresno assembly center for three months. His parents were moved to Jerome, Arkansas, where they spent a year and a half, while Henmi was relased from the assembly center to attend college. Henmi's mother's family later died in the bombing of Hiroshima.
World War II
The following excerpts are taken from the oral history of Richard Henmi. In these sections, he discusses the assembly center, Washington University, and the war.