Dear USC President Nikias,
As one of the remaining founders of the Americans of Japanese Ancestry World War II Memorial Alliance with the mission of honoring our comrades such as Henry Kondo, who were not as fortunate as we were to continue the education which was disrupted by war, we encourage you to recognize him along with the others who were enrolled at University of Southern California at the outbreak of war.
To overlook him and others will be a grave injustice to him, his family and to the entire Japanese American community.
Junwo “Jimmy” Yamashita, World War II Veteran
442nd Regimental Combat Team I Company
Educational Chairman, Americans of Japanese Ancestry World War II Memorial Alliance