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Update #13 - January 2016

Happy New Year!

It was cooollldddd in San Francisco for the 1970 reunion. Relive it with a very brief PDF of snapshots. 8.5×11 at 225ppi.* 228 more words


Nisei in Alaska

Condensed from Yankee Samurai, by Joseph D. Harrington

With Attu secured, Kiska was next in the Aleutians.  An exercise in total futility ensued.  More than 29,000 US troops and 5,000 Canadian ones were assembled, plus some Eskimos and Alaska Scouts.  447 more words


Deeper into the Abyss

Trump is still actually being taken seriously, and more than ever.  What the hell?


Ban the Muslims?  It reminds me of the “we hate the Irish” sentiment of the 19th century, or the anti-Chinese laws we hardly repealed before the First World War.  311 more words


Update #12 - December 2015

MERRY CHRISTMAS from the Lake Sequoia Archive!

I was going to add names to just a few of the large LSR group photos. Many of you have contributed to the effort. 763 more words


Go For Broke

My Remembrance Day experience is different from many people’s. None of my immediate family were involved in the war or the military. The closest is my Mom’s cousin… 253 more words


Lily Terao: From Internment Camp to Military Intelligence

Today is the tenth anniversary of the death of my mother-in-law, Lily (or Yuriko) Terao. She was mugged by a purse-snatcher near her home in Los Angeles and died from her injuries November 8, 2005. 543 more words


Mr. Giro Nakagawa, 1921-2015

News comes to me of the passing of a longtime friend, Mr. Giro Nakagawa. I met his second son, Byron, in college; we hung out together, ran around in the woods at Fort Lewis together, gamed together, and drank together. 1,075 more words