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Article describes camera man Joe Rosenthal, photographer of "Raising the Flag" taken in Iwojima, supporting Nisei servicemen's bravery and loyalty during the War in the Pacific. Rosenthal describes shift of Nisei from Europe to the Pacific Theater where "their linguistic and other talents could be put to better use." Rosenthal also condemned racism and discrimination against the Japanese-American community in the U.S. including the Hood River, Washington American Legion post in removing names of Japanese-Americans from the city's honor roll. Includes printed photograph of "Raising the Flag". 2 pages, typescript with printed photograph The War Relocation Authority (WRA), together with the Wartime Civil Control Administration (WCCA), the Civil Affairs Division (CAD) and the Office of the Commanding General (OFG) of the Western Defense Command (WDC) operated together to segregate and house some 110,000 men women and children from 1942 to 1945. The collection contains documents and photographs relating to the establishment and administrative workings of the (WDC), the (WRA) and the (WCCA) for the year 1942. batch5
Identity and values--Japanese American identity World War II--Military service World War II--Military service--100th Infantry Battalion World War II--Military service--442nd Regimental Combat Team Journalism and media--Mass media World War II--Support from the non-Japanese American community Race and racism--Discrimination
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