A segregated military
base, Camp Forrest, Tennessee, held Japanese
Hawaiians transferred from Camp McCoy. At Camp
Forrest five men each were housed in small
newly-built huts. Some Japanese Hawaiians and about
40 Issei from Fort Missoula were held at Fort Sam
Houston along with 300 Alaskan Eskimos. Barracks
were tents, surrounded by a barbed wire enclosure.
After nine days the internees were transferred to
Camp Lordsburg. Camp Livingston, Louisiana, held
over 800 persons of Japanese ancestry (Weglyn 1976).
Four hundred of these were from the West Coast, 354
were from Hawaii, and 160 were from Panama and Costa
The distribution of a
small quantity of Japanese relief goods (green tea,
soya, and bean mash) destined for Camp Florence,
Arizona, and Fort Meade, Maryland, from the exchange
ship M.S. Gripsholm in June 1942 and December 1943
indicates there were Japanese nationals being held
at both camps (Weglyn 1976). No further information
about these two locations was obtained.
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