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The Boba Generation

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Bob Fletcher And Japanese American Farms

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I read this obituary for Bob Fletcher in the newspaper, who passed away at the age of 101 on May 23. I was not aware of this man and his courage in the face of anti Japanese sentiments during WW II. I thought this was interesting. He was a good man and lived a life having done something good. RIP Mr. Fletcher and thanks for doing the right thing.

 From the Sacramento Bee:

Bob Fletcher, a Sacramento farmer, volunteer and man of courage and conviction who saved the farms of interned Japanese American families during World War II, died May 23. He was 101. Mr. Fletcher demonstrated the finest human values in one of the darkest periods of American history. It was 1942, a few months after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, when the U.S. government forced Japanese immigrants and Americans of Japanese descent to report to barbed-wire camps. Many lost their homes to thieves or bank foreclosures. 

 A state agricultural inspector, Mr. Fletcher acted instinctively to help Japanese American farmers. H…