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


Camp Shelby, Mississippi

In this photo, Kay is speaking with fellow soldier Imoto as he was about to leave the camp gates. As can be seen on the side of Kay's truck, the title "Lil Amache." His truck was his momento of his family's temporary home in Amache, and a reminder to never lose faith in difficult times.

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Camp Shelby, Mississippi
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