A couple of young friends pose for the camera. Los Angeles' South Bay region became home to Pacific Islander communities including Samoans and Tongans, lured by the opportunity to parlay their service in the U.S. military for educational and career opportunities for their children.


  • Title: Best Buddies
  • Creator: Alan Ohashi
  • Location Created: Carson, California
  • Type: Photograph
  • Rights: Visual Communications Photographic Archive
  • Medium: 35mm Film Negative
  • Collection: Samoan American Community Collection

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