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USPS, Gov. Ige unveil commemorative ‘Go for Broke’ stamp honoring Japanese American soldiers – Honolulu, Hawaii

Honolulu, Hawaii 2021-06-04 19:55:07 –

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File-The U.S. Postal Service announces that the 2021 stamp program will include stamps for “Second Generation Forces: Japanese American Soldiers During World War II” and will serve in the U.S. Army during World War II. Honors about 33,000 Japanese-American soldiers. Courtesy: USPS

Honolulu (KHON2) — The United States Postal Service and Governor David Ige have released a commemorative stamp, the first stamp to honor Asian American soldiers.

The stamp announcement was founded over 15 years by three Californian Japanese women who were imprisoned during World War II and decided to hold a stamp from the United States Postal Service to perpetuate the story of Nisei. Reach the pinnacle of the Stamp Our Story campaign. American soldiers who fought to protect the United States.

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Thursday, June 3rd was the first day of permanent stamp issuance (FDOI).

This stamp was designed by Antonio Alcala based on a photo of Shirok “Whity” Yamamoto, who was born on the Big Island of Hawaii in 1923 and became a member of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team.

The photo itself was taken in 1944 at a railway station in France.

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