October 25, 1943

Hero of Great War Not Excluded
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Acting attorney general Charles Fahy announced on September 12 the status of Italian-American internees is being reviewed since the armistice with Italy was signed. Italian-, German-, and Japanese-Americans have been interned, starting in 1942. Japanese-Americans have been relocated to internment camps in the greatest number—tens of thousands who lived on the West Coast as well as some from other areas. Tokie Slocomb was one of those Japanese-Americans, and a veteran who served in France during World War I. Slocomb stood next to the president after the war as the law granting citizenship to the Japanese-Americans who fought in the Great War was signed. The president gave Slocomb the pen he used to sign the bill into law, but this honor did not exclude him from internment.

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