Life in the Armed Forces

Buaken, Manuel
August 1943
New Republic;8/30/43 Part 1 of 2, Vol. 109 Issue 9, p279
Presents experience of the author, an officer at the First Filipino Infantry, United States Army, of his visit to Marysville and northern California country surrounding Camp Beale. Refusal of service to Filipino soldiers by restaurants at Camp Beale; Refusal of admittance of soldiers in picture halls; Refusal to cut hair of the Filipino soldiers at any price in San Francisco; Investigation of the records of soldiers for sending to Washington their citizen applications, by the Intelligence department of the First Filipino Infantry; Criticism of race-prejudice in northern California by Jose Trinidad, one of the author's friend; Narration of the day on which the some of the soldiers whose investigations had been completed were made citizens in a mass public ceremony.


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