Title:Letter from Paul H. [Kusuda] to [Afton] Nance, 1943 Feb 19
Creator:Kusuda, Paul H., 1922-
Subject:"Nance, Afton Dill "
Japanese Americans-- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945
Description:Typed letter from Paul H. [Kusuda] to [Afton] Nance, 1943 Feb 19.
32---3---3 Manzanar Relocation Area Manzanar, California February 19, 1943 Dear Mrs. Nance, This is a copy of a letter which I received very recently from the National Student Relocation Council. As yet, I have not taken any action on it because of the fact that so much has been happening during the past week or so as you know. My mind has been in turmoil or something for quite a while—ever since all this talk began about the registration and stuff. You can realize that my problem is very great indeed. A couple of months of dwelling on subjects as I have done in the past two weeks will drive anyone mad, I’m sure. By this I do not mean to imply that I am going mad or anything like that, but to tell you the truth, the emotional strain is something terrific. I never thought that I would ever have to undergo such an experience; I hope that I shall never have to do the same again although I feel rather assured that I shall. In order to preserve the secrecy which should surround matters of the kind which involves volunteering for the U.S. Army, I shall not tell you whether or not I shall or have volunteered. Of course, you may draw your conclusions, but I do not guarantee you that they will be right. In about a month or so, I shall let you know definitely exactly what I have done. It may interest you that both my father and mother do not especially care to have me volunteer. If I am drafted, they will take the fatalistic point of view and accept the decision of the “fates” or something. Keeping you in the dark is not very nice, but please remember that I feel that this is the best action for me to take. Later, you will realize why, I hope. Anyway, I am quite sure that you will not be disappointed too greatly with my action. I‘ve pondered over the matter for quite a while and I pray that I did not err in my decision. Sincerely, Paul H
Publisher:Japanese American National Museum
Date:1943 February 19
Format:1 item ( 2 p. letter) ; sheet 21 x 14 cm.
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