19 February 1942 (1)

Flashback to an older post of mine on this same subject….

Pacific Paratrooper

suitcase now at the Smithsonian Museum suitcase now at the Smithsonian Museum

As the greater Southeast Asia Co-Prosperity grew in dramatically record time and the typhoon of conquest spread outward into the Pacific, an air of defeat floated over Washington and London.  Out of fear, racism, political and commercial desires, President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared the infamous Executive Order 9066 on this date – 19 February 1942.  The U.S. Secretary of War was given the power to remove any persons of suspicion away from the west coast and herded into camps that were immediately put into construction.

Japanese-American Internment Camps Japanese-American Internment Camps

There are many efforts being made to preserve survivors’ stories.  As the reader can see by the map, the amount of camps used to house the Japanese-Americans.  Seattle has the Densho Organization which holds over 600 histories can be located HERE!   The Japanese-American National Museum in the “Little Tokyo” area of Los Angeles, CA, now…

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About GP Cox

Everett Smith served with the Headquarters Company, 187th Regiment, 11th A/B Division during WWII. This site is in tribute to my father, "Smitty." GPCox is a member of the 11th Airborne Association. Member # 4511 and extremely proud of that fact!

Posted on July 7, 2015, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. Had a reread gp, those links certainly lead to some interesting story’s and sites, great to see these recollections and history being preserved, future generations will see the whole era in a virtual time capsule.

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  2. I remember it. Have a good day, Everett.

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  3. I had no idea how many camps there were, and how widespread the detentions were. Thanks for getting me up to speed GP, I am enjoying reading more about this difficult time.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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