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Dorie MIller, a messman in the U.S. Navy was awarded the Navy Cross for his heroic deeds at Pearl Harbor (1st African American to be awarded the Navy Cross). ALL HE DID The Morning of Pearl Harbor Bombing was carry wounded sailors to safer locations, move his injured Captain (the Captain refused to leave his post & remained until his death), load machine guns, take control of one & began firing at Japanese planes (He HAD NO TRAINING IN OPERATING ONE). He fired until he ran out of ammunition.

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Two Japanese American soldiers visiting their families at Heart Mountain internment camp ironically stand honor guard beside the casket of a WWI vet who died in the Wyoming camp. While 120,000 Japanese-Americans were interned for up to 3 years, 33,000 others served in the U.S. armed forces, including the much decorated 100th Battalion Combat Team, which fought in Europe.

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from NPR.org

Not Just A 'Black Thing': An Asian-American's Bond With Malcolm X

Yuri Kochiyama, Japanese member of the Black Panther Party.

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VIDEO: Buzzfeed Releases "A Trip To Manzanar"

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Life in World War II Japanese American Internment Camps » Sociological Images

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from Shanghai Girls

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During World War II Japanese Americans experienced this sort of fear and hatred in a place they thought of as home.

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from The Huffington Post

LOOK: Rare Photos Show Life In WWII Internment Camp

COLORS OF CONFINEMENT: RARE KODACHROME PHOTOGRAPHS OF JAPANESE AMERICAN INCARCERATION IN WORLD WAR II

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This Day in WWII History: Mar 18, 1942: War Relocation Authority is established in United States

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Roughly a hundred thousand Japanese-Americans ended up in camps. U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs Executive Order 9066 on February 19, uprooting Japanese Americans on the west coast to be sent to Internment camps. The order led to the internment of Japanese Americans or AJAs (Americans of Japanese Ancestry) in which some 120,000 ethnic Japanese people were held in internment camps for the duration of the war.

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from The Atlantic

World War II: Internment of Japanese Americans

A Japanese family returning home from a relocation center camp in Hunt, Idaho, found their home and garage vandalized with anti-Japanese graffiti and broken windows in Seattle, Washington, on May 10, 1945. (AP Photo)

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