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April Speaker Series Ad: Don Tokunaga - FBI Special Agent

March 2018, Volume 68, Issue 3


The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) did not recruit Japanese Americans for the Special Agent position until 1965.  Don Tokunaga was fortunate to have been the second Japanese American recruited by J. Edgar Hoover for the Special Agent position.

Highlights from Don's 20 year career will include working for the former Director, J. Edgar Hoover, the Martin Luther King assassination, the Anti-Vietnam war confrontations in the USA, the civil rights conflict at Wounded Knee, South Dakota, Organized crime, Domestic Terrorism and Tampering of consumer products in Washington State.