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A Closer Look (Honor Delayed) #192847

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 20, 2000
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Tomorrow's White House awarding of the Medal of Honor to Asian-Americans who served their country noted.

(Washington: John Cochran) The honors at last for Japanese-Americans who fought in World War II despite internment at home featured; historical footage shown of the 442nd combat team of Japanese-Americans returning to the US. [442nd Regimental Combat Team George SAKATO - says we looked like the enemy; explains why he volunteered to fight; remembers the war and going all-out.] [VETERAN, survivor Barney HAJIRO - comment.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) The honoring of Hawaiian Senator Daniel Inouye, who lost an arm in the war, noted.

Cochran, John;
Jennings, Peter

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