This military memorial service took place in 1944 at the Gila River Relocation Center for Japanese Americans located about 30 miles southeast of Phoenix. From left to right, the Furukawa, Komoto and Masumoto families.
This military memorial service took place in 1944 at the Gila River Relocation Center for Japanese Americans located about 30 miles southeast of Phoenix. From left to right, the Furukawa, Komoto and Masumoto families. Special to The Bee
This military memorial service took place in 1944 at the Gila River Relocation Center for Japanese Americans located about 30 miles southeast of Phoenix. From left to right, the Furukawa, Komoto and Masumoto families. Special to The Bee

My grandmother became a Gold Star Mother while held captive

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About David 'Mas' Masumoto

David 'Mas' Masumoto

Award-winning author and organic farmer David Mas Masumoto of Del Rey writes about the San Joaquin Valley and its people. Email: masmasumoto@gmail.com.