August 21, 2011 |
When they first came to this corner of Wyoming 69 years ago, shops and restaurants in the tiny town of Cody hung banners warning "No Japs Allowed. " A local newspaper announced their arrival with the headline, "TEN THOUSAND JAPS TO BE INTERNED HERE. " But this weekend, as hundreds of Japanese Americans interned during World War II at the Heart Mountain Relocation Center returned, many for the first time, new signs greeted them: "Welcome all Japanese Americans. Congratulations. " Photos: Heart Mountain reunion They returned to see the land, now fields of lima beans and alfalfa, and to see the opening of a long-awaited museum at the site that will preserve their stories.
April 11, 1993
"The WWII Generation Got It All. What's Left for the Rest of Us?" How about a free world? EVE SCHMITZ Huntington Beach
September 25, 2005
ONE of the wonderful things about traveling is that it tends to open up one's mind to change and new ideas. Too bad Charles Jones ["A WWII View of Internment Camps," Letters, Sept. 11] seems to be so stuck in a WWII time warp that he can't acknowledge the grievous harm done to Japanese Americans by the internment or acknowledge the heroism of the servicemen who proved that Americans of Japanese ancestry were just as loyal as any other Americans. DANIEL M. MAYEDA Culver City
December 3, 1989
Regarding the article "Latinos Fight for Recognition" by Edmund Newton, in the San Gabriel Valley Section of the L.A. Times (Nov. 26), it's about time the media gave more publicity to the contributions of Mexican-American vets. The piece focused on what I think some Latinos have only just begun to realize, and others still don't realize, that, not only did Latinos serve in significant numbers during WWII, Korea and Vietnam, but they also won the most medals of any other minority group during these three conflicts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 12, 1991
Divide and Conquer: How easy it was for the Nazis to "------ and conquer"--and gobble up Europe in no time during WWII, with all that ethnic hostility still oozing out there. What an easy target they must have been! SAMUEL R. SILVERSTEIN Fullerton
November 13, 2003
Your editorial "When Day is Done" (Nov. 11) asks: If anyone really thought it was the war to end all wars, why did they give World War I a number? Actually, the Great War took on a number in hindsight when WWII came along. Socrates didn't date his checks "400 BC" either. Bob Silberg Los Angeles
September 10, 2000
Regarding Jonathan Kirsch's review of "Old Man in a Baseball Cap," by Fred Rochlin ("Sassy, Sad Tales Draw on Vivid Images of WWII," Aug. 23). Kirsch says Rochlin enlisted in the Army Air Corps "and after only three weeks of training at Mather Field in Sacramento, he was assigned to an American air base in Italy as a navigator aboard a B-24 bomber." Since Rochlin was only 19 years old when he enlisted, he couldn't have had much (if any) aircraft navigation training and experience beforehand.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 2001
Re "WWII Monument Gets Key OK," May 22: I don't get it. Did the senators or representatives who approved legislation to proceed with the monument plan actually study the proposed design? Were they so zealous in placating the veterans' lobby that they failed to see that the monument looks like it was drafted by Hitler's architect, Albert Speer? I thought the Allied victory in WWII was about safeguarding democracy against totalitarian forces. But the process, design and location for the monument and the congressional approval seem to be forcing the issue by means that are hardly democratic.
February 15, 2008
This year's contenders undoubtedly hope to go down in history as among the nation's best presidents. But even if they rank high one day, they may also make the list of worst leaders. That's what happened to Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton in a new poll. Here's how Americans ranked the nation's presidents since World War II. Best presidents since WWII 1. Ronald Reagan 2. Franklin D. Roosevelt 3. John F. Kennedy 4. Bill Clinton 5. Harry S. Truman Worst presidents since WWII 1. George W. Bush 2. Bill Clinton 3. Jimmy Carter 4. Richard Nixon 5. Ronald Reagan Source: Harris poll of 2,302 U.S. adults surveyed online Jan. 14-22