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Iwata, Jack [ bio ]

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Newell, Calif., 1945


Gift of Jack and Peggy Iwata


Photo of inside a barracks mess hall. All men sitting at picnic tables. Bottles of beer all lined up in a row on the tables.

"Kuroshio" softball team party. Jack Iwata was the 2nd baseman. It was prohibited to drink alcohol, but they sneaked in beer and had steaks with it. It was the first steak, a big thick meat that they got from a butcher.

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