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Andy Tanji, our Honolulu correspondent, brought an important report to our attention.
Rollins Edwards, a WWII Test Subject
During World War II, 60,000 enlisted men were enrolled in a secret government program — formally declassified in 1993 — to test mustard gas and other chemical agents on American troops. There was a specific reason they were selected. They were African-Americans. Japanese-Americans and Puerto Rican soldiers.