Newspaper article listing everyone from the Rohwer Relocation Center serving in the United States military.

Biographical/Historical Note

After the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9022, creating the War Relocation Authority (WRA). The WRA selected ten sites in which to imprison more than 110,000 Japanese Americans, over two-thirds of whom were American citizens. Two of these centers where in the Arkansas Delta, one at Rohwer in Desha County, and the other at Jerome in sections of Chicot and Drew counties. These camps were open from October, 1942, to November, 1945, with over 16,000 Japanese Americans having been incarcerated during that period. Joseph Boone Hunter was born on December 27, 1886, and died in September 1987. His career included teaching in public schools and colleges, serving as army chaplain with active foreign service, missionary work in the Far East and Middle East, the United States Civil Service, and a score of interim pastorates. In Arkansas, Dr. Hunter served at Rohwer Relocation Camp where he was in charge of the school, hospital, and social welfare, as well as his church service.

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Japanese; Japanese Americans--Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945; Internment camps; Military camps; World War, 1939-1945--Concentration Camps--United States--Arkansas; United States. Army. Infantry Battalion, 100th; United States. Army. Infantry Regiment, 442nd

Geographical Area

McGehee, Desha County (Ark.)




MFILM NEWS 000476, Roll 7

Resource Type



Newspaper microfilm collection: McGehee Times, MFILM NEWS 000476


Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Newspaper article, "Rohwer Relocation Center Contributes 866 Men to Service in the U.S. Armed Forces", Newspaper microfilm collection: McGehee Times, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.


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Additional Content

Hazel Retherford papers MS.000643; Amon Guy Thompson Papers MG04582-MG04586; Austin Smith



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