ACR: Ed Wakayama
The GTCC English and Humanities department, GTCC Bookstore, and GTCC Foundation presents guest speaker, Ed Wakayama. Dr. Wakayama was born in 1943 in Manzanar internment camp in California, after his family had been rounded, had their assets frozen, and were removed from their home in Terminal Island, California. Dr. Wakayama and his family were among 120,000 American citizens and legal residents imprisoned by the United States during World War II. Dr. Wakayama went on to serve in the US Army and US Army Reserves rising to the rank of colonel in 1991. In 2001, Dr. Wakayama returned to active military service at the behest of Congress, where he worked in the Pentagon as an operational testing and evaluation officer. Dr. Wakayama was in the Pentagon on the morning of September 11, 2001, returning to the burning building twice to help evacuate and care for his colleagues. Dr. Wakayama has a distinguished career in academia as a researcher and professor in clinical laboratory sciences.
Guilford Technical Community College
11/5/2014 4:55:00 PM

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