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Captain Bruce I. Yamashita, USMCR

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 Captain Bruce I. Yamashita, USMCR Biography

When Bruce Yamashita arrived at Marine Corps Officer Candidate School, one of the first things he heard was a staff sergeant yelling, "You speak English' We don't want your kind around here. Go back to your own country." Another sergeant ridiculed him, saying, "We have no tea and sushi here, Yamashita." Another spoke to him only in broken Japanese.

The racial and ethnic harassment continued for all nine weeks of the program until, two days before graduation, Yamashita, along with three other minority candidates, were kicked out of Officer Candidate School.

Yamashita spoke up and fought to right the wrongs he had suffered to make sure others like him wouldn't suffer in the future. His story is brought to life in the critically acclaimed documentary, A Most Unlikely Hero.

It took years, but Yamashita finally uncovered the secret that brought him justice, a secret that proved he wasn't alone. A secret the Marine Corps didn't even realize it was keeping. He uncovered data that proved a pervasive, consistent pattern of discrimination against minorities at Officer Candidate School for years and years. It was evidence so persuasive that Congress and the White House couldn't ignore it.

And when his findings became key to a 60 Minutes investigation, the Commandant of the Marine Corps fueled the fire with his comments that, "minorities don't shoot as well as non-minorities...they don't swim as well, and when you give them a compass and send them on a land navigation exercise, they don't do as well at that sort of thing either.”

Weeks later, Yamashita became Captain Yamashita, and his case became the catalyst for statutory and procedural reform to prohibit racial and ethnic discrimination in the Marine Corps and in all the branches of the military service.

It was, as the Assistant Secretary of the Navy observed, "a vindication not only of Capt. Yamashita, but a vindication of the process of a democracy." And it was, as Sen. Daniel Akaka noted, "a victory for civil rights in this nation."


A Most Unlikely Hero

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