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[Two boy scouts of Troop 379 receiving Eagle Scout rank, Los Angeles, California, July 8, 1955]

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[Two boy scouts of Troop 379 receiving Eagle Scout rank, Los Angeles, California, July 8, 1955]
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Los Angeles, Calif., July 8, 1955

(96.267.531)

Photograph by Toyo Miyatake Studio, Gift of the Alan Miyatake Family

Description

3 negatives : b&w; ; 4 x 5 in.

Published July 8, 1955.

Two boy scouts of Koyasan Boy Scout Troop 379 are awarded Eagle Scout rank, Los Angeles, California, July 8, 1955. Includes Caucasian man, Charles R. Fleishman, president of Los Angeles area Council, with three boys in Boy Scout uniforms, Henry Akira Eejima and Bobby Kawaoka who were awarded Eagle Scout rank, flanking Bill Shishima, center. Mothers in suits and hats pin medals on uniforms of new Eagle Scouts as fathers watch. Ejima's Nisei father and former Eagle Scout, Sadamu, watches (neg3).

Inscription
Typed on original negative envelope: Boy Scout.

History
Sadamu Eejima and son Henry Akira were believe to be the first Nisei father and son Eagle Scout combination.

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