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Malen Jacobs: Clarification of my homeless article

No way in my article of Feb. 22 did I disparage veterans. My brother, my son, and myself were veterans.

I was implying being a veteran they might bring order to the chaos of a homeless environment.

At the time of the "Relocation" of the Japanese Americans at the start of World War II, we didn't "give" them the barracks, what we gave them was a trainload of misery. My grandfather was a fire chief in one of the camps and only had fine things to say about his friends there.

I had a copy of the camp newspaper he had sent us and a couple years ago I sent it up to where they were putting together a museum on the site of the camp. I think it was Provo, Utah.

Malen "Jim" Jacobs

Nevada County