Families walk together, hand-in-hand, as they roam a market street in World War II Italy. They browse the stores and their products, while some of them examine the outdoor vendors. In the foreground, a man dressed in a collared shirt and trousers walks toward the direction of the camera, and a cart filled with potatoes and other vegetables sits to his left. On the opposite side is a small vendor selling clothing made of various fabrics.Several customers examine the clothes and their fine quality, and perhaps they are considering making a purchase.
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