WWII http://kuer.org en Utah Governor Honors Topaz Internee Fred Korematsu http://kuer.org/post/utah-governor-honors-topaz-internee-fred-korematsu <p></p><p></p><p>Governor Gary Herbert signed a declaration today honoring Japanese American Fred Korematsu - who was interned in the Central Utah War Relocation Center in Topaz, appealed his conviction, and fought for civil liberties for all Americans.&nbsp;</p><p>Korematsu was born and raised in Oakland, California, but was placed in the Topaz internment camp during World War Two.&nbsp; Governor Gary Herbert said his legacy ought to be remembered in Utah.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Sat, 19 Jan 2013 00:05:00 +0000 Andrea Smardon 23783 at http://kuer.org Utah Governor Honors Topaz Internee Fred Korematsu Ninety Two Year-Old WW II Veteran Finally Receives Medals http://kuer.org/post/ninety-two-year-old-ww-ii-veteran-finally-receives-medals <p>After more than 50 years of waiting a 92-year-old World War II veteran from Utah has finally received the medals he earned as a soldier fighting in the Pacific theater.</p> Thu, 17 Jan 2013 22:57:24 +0000 Brian Grimmett 23740 at http://kuer.org Ninety Two Year-Old WW II Veteran Finally Receives Medals