Several pedestrians walk along a narrow sidewalk along a downtown apartment complex on a fine day in Italy. They curiously examine a handful of shops that are open for the day, which are selling a variety of clothes and other merchandise. The men and women are dressed in finely tailored clothing, mainly skirts and high-waist trousers with collared blouses and jackets. Outside the leftmost store, a women's polka-dot dress is on display beside the entrance, and a man dressed in a collared shirt with trousers and suspenders stands patiently beside his shop table as he waits for customers to approach. His stand is lined with beautiful clothing and fabrics, which will certainly catch the eye of the fashion-savvy pedestrians wandering the street.
Taken by George Sakata. George was a member of the infamous 100th Division 442nd Nisei Regimental Combat Team in WWII. This was the only Japanese American unit in WWII and was nicknamed the "Go For Broke" unit. The 442nd had a casualty rate of 93% and was awarded 21 Medal of Honors. George Sakata is featured throughout our website. For more information on the 442nd RCB unit.