Letter to the Assistant Secretary of War from the Assistant National Adjutant, The American Legion dated March 7, 1945 with related correspondence and article

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1944-12-05/1945-03-07
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Burns, Elbert E., et al.
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Letter to Assistant Secretary of War John J. McCloy informing him that the Hood River, Oregon, Post of The American Legion had "voted to restore the names of fifteen Japanese Americans to our honor roll." Attached are a related Jan. 19, 1945 letter from Edward Scheiberling, National Commander of The American Legion and an accompanying statement on the Hood River actions; a letter to the Foreign Missions Conference (of North America) in reply to their telegram to the President on the incident; a letter to Mr. McCloy from Assistant Attorney General Herbert Wechsler referring the Foreign Missions Conference telegram to the War Department; a letter to Mr. Burns of The American Legion enclosing an article on the Hood River Post from an unidentified newspaper; a letter to Mr. McCloy acknowledging his letter to The American Legion of Dec. 7 about the Post of The American Legion; and a telegram to the President from the Foreign Missions Council of North America requesting action for the Hood River Post removal of the sixteen names of Americans of Japanese ancestry.
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letter, American Legion, Japanese American soldiers, Hood River
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12 pages
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