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72 years later, former internment camp detainee graduates
72 years later, former internment camp detainee graduates

Fond memories come to mind when Don Miyada looks back on his days at Newport Harbor High School. The now-retired, 89-year-old Westminster resident still remembers the classes he took and the camaraderie of his classmates. However, there's one photo missing from his scrapbook: graduation. Miyada was pulled from his classes at the Newport Harbor high school in May 1942 — a month shy of his commencement — and was sent, along with his family, to an internment camp in Arizona, the Daily Pilot reported. The then-17-year-old was one of more than 110,000 Japanese Americans confined to internment camps shortly after the bombing of Pearl Harbor during World War II. Miyada...

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