Nisei military volunteers

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ddr-densho-37-328 (Legacy UID: denshopd-i37-00328)

National Archives and Records Administration Collection

Original WRA caption: Shown here are the four Sakura brothers who have volunteered for service in the combat team in the United States Army, which is composed of Americans of Japanese ancestry. These four brothers are fulfilling a vow made to their father, who died 20 years ago, to live and die for the United States, if Japan and America should ever go to war. (Left to right): Chester, Howard, Ted and Kenny.

March 12, 1943


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Courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration

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