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Two Japanese American Soldiers, Two Best Friends, And a Crossroad


Pvt Masao Shigezane; BS, PH, CIB

Unlike Kay, due to the reopening of the draft, Masao underwent very brief basic training. It was a estimated few weeks before he was sent to the European front in Italy to join the 100th Battalion, Company B. In letters written home, his longing for his return home was clearly visible, along with his complex thoughts of what lied ahead for him.

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