Tamlyn's father, the late Shiro Tomita, was interned at Manzanar during World War II as a child, and graduated from the Los Angeles Police Department Academy in 1963.
He helped to form the nation's first Asian task force in 1977.
It was named the new state capital of Michigan in 1847, ten years after Michigan became a state.
Well, that and the fact that they shower him with gifts after he takes on some young gang members that are after their son.
The movie plays racism for laughs, but the joke wears thin because it never lets up. Walt doesn’t express his affection for Thao (Bee Vang) and his sister Sue (Ahney Her), but it’s obvious after some awkward and completely unbelievable sequences that he cares about them.
He retired as a Sergeant in on December 24, 1986 and died three years later.
It is mostly in Ingham County, although portions of the city extend west into Eaton County and north into Clinton County.
He is barely on speaking terms with his sons and grandchildren, and the neighborhood in which he lives is changing, becoming more ethnically diverse and troubled by gangs.
He has a less-than-cordial relationship with the Asian family next door, and it becomes even colder when the son, Thao (Bee Vang), attempts to steal Walt's 1972 Gran Torino as part of a gang initiation. Later, when the gang members arrive to give Thao a "second chance" and a fight breaks out, Walt and his rifle are again on hand and he drives the gang-bangers off.
The 2010 Census placed the city's population at 114,297, making it the fifth largest city in Michigan.
The population of its Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) was 464,036, while the even larger Combined Statistical Area (CSA) population, which includes Shiawassee County, was 534,684.
Decades after the Korean War has ended, ageing veteran Walt Kowalski (Clint Eastwood) is still haunted by the horrors he witnessed on the battlefield.