Merry Christmas 442nd Combat Team Card

The 442nd Combat Team was a segregated division of the US Army made up of second-generation Japanese Americans. Many of these men left the relocation camps to fight in combat. Family members stayed connected to their loved ones overseas, sending them small gifts and mementos. This Christmas card was sent to a special person in Topaz Relocation Center from Ken Nihei, a 442nd soldier stationed in Italy.
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Physical Description
cardstock (overall material)
overall: 3 1/2 in x 6 in; 8.89 cm x 15.24 cm
ID Number
nonaccession number
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Cultures & Communities
Japanese American Internment Era
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Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, General
Japanese American Internment Era
Many Voices, One Nation
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Takako Tsuchiya Endo; Tama Tsuchiya Koda; Keyko Tsuchiya Hall and Takenori Tsuchiya
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