Photograph of a Japanese woman referred to as “Judy,” wearing a black shoulder-less evening dress and choker scarf around her neck, standing on a pair of stairs inside an unidentified building somewhere in Japan around 1952 during the Korean War. On the front of the photograph are Japanese characters, believed to be Judy’s name. Judy was dating or seeing U.S. Army soldier Charles G. Blevins of Mouth of Wilson, Virginia, while he was on furlough in Japan from service in Korea with an artillery unit. The name “Johnnie” is written in English on the back of this photograph [circa 1952].
From Charles G. Blevins Papers, KOR 19, Korean War Papers, Military Collection, State Archives of North Carolina, Raleigh, N.C.
Owner: State Archives of North Carolina
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