Lovey Miles James-Women of World War II Hawaii Series

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The first time I interviewed Lovey Miles James was at her home in Ewa Beach. Lovey sat cross-legged on the family room couch. She had on running shorts and a tank top. Her skin was tanned, her muscles taut, her long dark hair was pulled back in a pony tail, and her nails were perfectly manicured. Lovey was 80 years old.

The first thing she told me about herself was that she was one of 10 girls. “My sisters and I grew up on Monte Street in Kalihi,” she said. “Everyone in the neighborhood called us

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