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Home > Books, History, Quotes, Reading > What I’m Reading: Silver Like Dust – 41 in a series – “Are you willing to serve in the Armed Forces of the United States…”

What I’m Reading: Silver Like Dust – 41 in a series – “Are you willing to serve in the Armed Forces of the United States…”

September 5th, 2019

“The distribution of these questionnaires in the camps created uproar, mostly because of questions 27 and 28. Question 27 asked: “Are you willing to serve in the Armed Forces of the United States, in combat duty, wherever ordered?” Although thirty-three thousand Japanese Americans did end up serving in the US military during World War II, some people, mostly Nisei, or those of the second generation, found Question 27 to be offensive and unfair. Farther down the table from Obaachan, one angry young man hissed: “Why should I go put my life on the line for this country?”

From  Silver Like Dust by Kimi Cunningham Grant

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