Two men sitting on bench in garden

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ddr-ajah-2-786 (1942-08-26_Iwataki-Joe-at-Camp-Crowder-Mississippi)

Alameda Japanese American History Project: Joe Iwataki Military Service Collection

Caption: While at Camp Crowder, Missouri, Dick Otsubo of Stockton, CA., and pal Joe Iwataki (at right) of alameda, CA., pose somewhere on the grounds, which they jokingly referred to as "Jimmy Kusuda's garden". Kusuda was another army friend stationed there. Unfortunately, Otsubo died in Italy during WWII. Photo August 26, 1942. Inscription on back: Aug. 26, 1942 Camp Crowder. This is one of the latest pictures I took. It'll probably be the last because one Yabo guy screwed us all up when he was arrested in Kansas City for taking pictures without a permit. All Yaboes had to turn in their cameras. The fellow with me is Dick Otsubo from Stockton. He's better looking than the picture shows. Nice kid. The background is part of Jimmy Kusukas' garden. Joe. Supplemental scan of ddr-ajah-2-386 with additional notes.



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