Letter from Makoto Okine to Mr. S. Okine, July 22, 1945

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ddr-csujad-5-86 (CSUJAD Local ID: oki_01_24_001, CSUJAD Project ID: csudh_oki_0087)

CSU Dominguez Hills Okine Collection

A letter from Makoto Okine to his father, Seiichi Okine, in the Rohwer incarceration camp. Makoto writes from "Leghorn" [=Livorno] Italy where he is deployed as a US Army soldier. The letter is mailed via Army/Air Post Office, New York, by U.S. Army Postal Service. In the letter, he describes his duty, guarding prisoners while they work at salvage yards. The salvage materials are loaded and shipped back to the U.S after U.S. ships unload the food rations in Livorno, Italy. He sees U.S. troops heading back to the U.S. and hopes he is going to be able to go back home soon. The handwritten note on the back of the envelope reads: Arrived on August 9, 1945, Chicago [in Japanese]. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_01_24_001




CSU Dominguez Hills Department of Archives and Special Collections

[Title of item], Okine Collection, Courtesy of the Department of Archives and Special Collections. University Library. California State University, Dominguez Hills

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