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Rudy Tokiwa oral history interview, part 7 of 7, March 24, 2002
When Rudy Tokiwa came back to Salinas after the war, the Harrington family took him in. He had been good friends with Mrs. Harrington's son (all five sons were killed in action in the Philippines), and she saw him as her sixth son. Because of this, the town of Salinas accepted him (even though he was a Japanese American). Rudy talks about how proud he is to have service with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, and that their legacy needs to be preserved by future generations. He explains his thoughts about 9/11, and also talks about his experience in Salt Lake City, Utah when a police officer defended him against racist civilians.
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Tokiwa, Rudy: narrator, Horsting, Robert: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Rudy Tokiwa oral history interview, part 7 of 7, March 24, 2002,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed December 2, 2023, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/604.