Yoshio "Willie" Fujimoto oral history interview and transcript
AuthorFujimoto, Yoshio "Willie"
This recording and transcript form part of a collection of oral history interviews conducted by the Chao Center for Asian Studies at Rice University. This collection includes audio recordings and transcripts of interviews with Asian Americans native to or living in Houston.
Yoshio “Willie” Fujimoto was born in Colorado in 1929. He was raised there with his six siblings by his parents who emigrated from Japan. After farming with his family and graduating from high school during the Great Depression andWorld War Two eras, he served in the KoreanWar. Joining his brother Roy, he moved to Houston in 1959. Beginning in 1965, he worked in the Harris County’s mosquito control district. Willie and his wife raised their four daughters and one son in Houston, and the family has regular reunions.