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Bronze Star awardee who stood up for civil liberties on own time


Seventeen year old Ralph Lazo voluntarily entered a Japanese-American internment camp after learning his neighbors were being forcibly taken there by the government. He joined the military and helped liberate the Philippines and spent his life “discouraging the occurrence of similar injustices and violations of civil liberties in the future.”