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89-Year-Old Interment Camp Detainee Finally Graduates High School

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NEWPORT BEACH, CA- It was a special graduation day for one man in Newport Beach, California.

89-year-old Don Miyada walked with the class of 2014 last week at Newport Harbor High School.

He missed his high school graduation in 1942 - because he was locked in an internment camp for Japanese-Americans.

17,000 detainees were locked in the Arizona desert following the bombing of Pearl Harbor.

Now, along with the support of the students Miyada finally had his official graduation ceremony.

Miyada went on to serve in the U.S. Army, and became a professor at UC-Irvine.

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