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To: ansel12

Inouye was never in an internment camp. Japanese Americans (Isei and Nisei) on the mainland were sent to the camps. Japanese Americans in Hawaii were not.


23 posted on 02/04/2014 2:28:19 PM PST by forgotten man
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To: forgotten man
Inouye was never in an internment camp.

Right, he was in college, the author of the article made a pretty big error, I also thought that he should not have made the Medal of Honor award sound like it was made during the war.

36 posted on 02/04/2014 2:37:18 PM PST by ansel12 (Ben Bradlee -- JFK told me that "he was all for people's solving their problems by abortion".)
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To: forgotten man; ColdOne
Yes, Inouye was a student at the University of Hawaii when the enlistment ban on Japanese-Americans was lifted and he joined what would become the 442nd RCT. The article is incorrect about this.

But Scalia is right. The Court has never overruled Koramatsu.

40 posted on 02/04/2014 2:42:06 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: forgotten man
Not entirely true. Inouye was never in such a camp. But there were two such camps in Hawaii.

The first was opened on Sand Island in Honolulu Harbor just two days after Pearl Harbor. When it became too small to accomodate all the detainees, it was closed and the population was transferred to a new camp in Honolulu Gulch.

Earl Warren, then California Attorney General and later Chief Justice, led the push for nationwide detainment. However, except for Hawaii and the Left Coast states, the local authorities were never enthusiastic about the idea and even less cooperative and the project never came to full fruition.

A grand uncle of mine actually led resistance to the idea in his locality and was instrumental in getting many of the detainees in the Topaz camp not to return to California but to re-establish their businesses locally. My mother tells me when she visited him as a young lady, he was treated like royalty by the local Japanese-American community for what he had done for them.

Say what you want about the Japanese, but ingratitude is NOT one of their faults.

183 posted on 02/05/2014 8:39:11 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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