ECAR ODEN INTERVIEWS COLONEL ED WAKAYAMA
Recently, Three Lenses Executive Producer, Ecar Oden, had the great pleasure of interviewing Retired Colonel Ed Wakayama at his home in Las Vegas.
Colonel Wakayama was born at Manzanar and later relocated with his family to Tule Lake, before being deported with his family to Japan.
At age 18, Ed Wakayama returned to the US after being drafted for service in the Vietnam War.
On September 11, 2001, Col. Wakayama was working at the Pentagon when American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the building. Wakayama returned to the burningbbuilding numerous times to help rescue others. For his heroism, the Army awarded him with its highest decoration, the Soldier’s Medal.
We are honored by Col. Wakayama’s participation in “Three Lenses.”