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Marine Pfc Robert Borchers WWII

Special Veterans Day program at Manzanar

Press release In 1943, twenty-two year old Marine Pfc. Robert E. Borchers returned from fighting in the Pacific to learn that the United States had incarcerated 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry, two-thirds of whom were U.S. citizens. In October, he wrote a fiery letter in defense of Japanese Americans, saying “We are fighting for freedom […]

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