- March 23, 1982
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Valery Burati (1907-1988) was born in what is now Italy, use to be Austria, on April 12, 1907. Throughout school, including college, Burati worked on newspapers to work on his goal of being a reporter. Worked with labor leaders, CIO in New England. Drafted into the Army Air Corps and served 4 years. He was sent to Armor school in Colorado, but didn’t stay long and then transferred to the squadron intelligence. During the occupation, Eighth Army Headquarters as a Public Relations Officer, organize Army coverage of the first war crime trials. Went home in April of 1946 and returned to Tokyo as a civilian in 1948 to work as part of the labor division under GHQ’s Economic and Scientific section.