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The son of a second-generation Japanese-American who served in the U.S. forces during World War II is searching for family members of 130 Japanese soldiers and civilians his father saved in the Battle of Saipan in 1944.

In a recent interview, Lawrence Kubo, 67, said that he is hoping to hear stories from those who were there, or know the story of how his father, Bob Kubo, talked eight Japanese soldiers into releasing 122 civilians held captive in a cave.

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