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 To Wife: Wilma Ogata February 25, 1944

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25 Feb 44

Darling;

Right now my emotions are still very unsteady. I was nervous as a cat when my order come thru' tonight.

I don't know if you can fully appreciate how I feel after 2 years of fighting to get an even break; trying to get an equal chance - without being judged purely from looks. A flood of memories cam whirling back - to the time when I enlisted, when I thought of going to fight for my country - being turned down for the Air Corps because of my racial origin - that awful nauseated feeling in my whole soul, at the [unjust?] of that refusal. How I asked for the [Medics?] because Harper + [Asp?] asked me - I didn't care what branch I got in then.

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