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Dave Kawamoto

Dave Kawamoto was born in 1916. He was an NCAA wrestling champion at San Jose State College whose career was cut short when he and his family were expelled from their home during the mass eviction.

Kawamoto tried to enlist in the Air Corps immediately after Pearl Harbor but was refused by a recruiter who called him a racial epithet.

After the war he went into civil service and a fruit-selling business with his brother. He passed away in 1993, shortly after being interviewed for this program.

Through the efforts of historian Michi Weglyn, Kawamoto was posthumously awarded the business degree he was one semester short of receiving from San Jose State.

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Jim Akutsu
Frank Emi
Sam Horino
Tak Hoshizaki
Dave Kawamoto
Mits Koshiyama
  Gloria Kubota
Guntaro Kubota
Ben Kuroki
Yosh Kuromiya
Mike Masaoka
Paul Nakadate
  Kiyoshi Okamoto
James Omura
Min Tamesa
Ben Wakaye


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