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A Most Unlikely Hero

A Most Unlikely Hero is the story of Captain Bruce Yamashita's courageous and inspiring battle against racism and discrimination in the United States Marine Corps. With commitment and determination, he proved that heroism extends beyond the battlefield. Yamashita, a third-generation Japanese-American, Georgetown law school graduate and Hawaii Constitutional Convention delegate, waged a lonely, five-year battle, overcoming bureaucratic, financial and personal setbacks to uncover evidence of widespread discrimination against minorities at Officer Candidate School. His findings became integral to a 60 Minutes investigation and prompted outrage from both Congress and the White House.