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What's in a Name


Tom Shiokari

I have an unusual name because the name only exists with me and an older brother. This came about when my father was killed in a farm accident when I was about one-year-old. When I was about 5 years old, I recognized my father had a different name. This was very confusing to me and had to explain why there was a difference.

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Story of a Name: Tom Shiokari
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Tom Shiokari July 2011 Photo courtesy of Japanese American National Museum More »

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