Letter from William K. Koyama from the Minidoka Concentration Camp to the United States Attorney Carl C. Donaugh asking him to parole his father, Keizaburo Koyama. Page 3 of 4.

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Dr. Keizaburo Koyama Family Collection

Photocopy of a declassified letter written by Keizaburo Koyama's son, William, to the United States Attorney Carl C. Donaugh asking him to release his father to the Minidoka War Relocation Center. William continues that his mom is in poor health and may not live much longer without being reunited with her husband. He does not wish to be interned so that he can be with his father. Like him, William turned down being repatriated to Japan. He states that he is a member of the Boy Scouts of America and is currently training Cub Scouts in Minidoka. He previously helped harvest sugar beets and would continue to do so if he had a chance as it would help towards the war effort.


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Japanese American Museum of Oregon; Portland, Oregon

Courtesy of Dr. Keizaburo Koyama Family Collection, Japanese American Museum of Oregon