Washington Portrait: Patrick Okura

06/23/09 I took this photo following the opening ceremony and dedication of the National Japanese American Memorial in June of 2001. The memorial honors the loyalty and courage of Japanese Americans during World War II.  Patrick Okura points to the name of his younger brother Susumu inscribed on the memorial wall.  Sususmu Okura died in combat in Italy in November 1944 after joining the U.S. Army from an internment camp.

Patrick Okura**

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