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[Installation of 1963-64 new officers of Nisei Memorial Post 9938, Veterans of Foreign Wars at Larchmont Hall, California, April 27, 1963]

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[Installation of 1963-64 new officers of Nisei Memorial Post 9938, Veterans of Foreign Wars at Larchmont Hall, California, April 27, 1963]
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California, April 27, 1963

(96.267.786)

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

Description

3 photographic prints : b&w; ; 5 x 7 in.

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

Installation of new 1963-1964 officers of the Nisei Memorial Post 9938, Veterans of Foreign Wars at a gala dinner dance held at the Larchmont Hall in California, April 27, 1963. Includes William Fujimori, post's charter commander; Bob Hayamizu; Robert I. Johnson, chief of staff, Dept. of Calif. VFW; James Kai, new commander; H.W. Straley, commander, Dept. of Calif.; Motomu Nakasako, retiring commander; and Joseph A. Borello, commander of Fifth District. In rear are Jack Nagano, Salem Yagawa; and Art Katayama, senior vice-commander of Fifth District.
1P and 4N: Portrait of James Kai, smiling man in suit with emblem on breast pocket and garrison cap.
2P and 5N: Group portrait of twenty-two men in suits and garrison caps in two rows. Straley and Nakasako hold certificate in front row, far left. First row: H.W. Straley (far left), Motomu Nakasako (2nd from left), James Kai (center); back row: Art Katayama (far right), Bob Hayamizu (4th from left), Jack Nagano (6th from left), William Fujimori (far right).
3P and 6N: Group portrait of ten Japanese American and Caucasian men in suits and garrison caps standing around a podium in two rows. Two men squat, far left, of . They are identified (left to right): Front row, William Fujimori, Bob Hayamizu, Robert I. Johnson, James Kai (with gavel), H.W. Straley, Motomu Nakasako, and Joseph A. Borello. Back row: Jack Nagano, Salem Yagawa; and Art Katayama.

Caption
Top brass of the Nisei Memorial Post 9938, Veterans of Foreign Wars, witness an impressive installation rite Saturday at Larchmont Hall where gala dinner dance honored new officers for 1963-64. They were William Fujimori (left), post's charter commander; Bob Hayamizu; Robert I. Johnson, chief of staff, Dept. of Calif. VFW; James Kai, new commander; H.W. Straley, commander, Dept. of Calif.; Motomu Nakasako, retiring commander; and Joseph A. Borello, commander of Fifth District. In rear are Jack Nagano, Salem Yagawa; and Art Katayama, senior vice-commander of Fifth District.

Inscription
Typed on original negative envelope: VFW -- Dinner Installation.

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