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442nd Infantry Regiment
Coat of arms
Active 1944–1946
Country  United States
Branch  United States Army
Type Regimental combat team (historical)
100th Infantry Battalion (current)
Role Infantry
Size One Battalion
Motto(s) "Go for Broke"
Engagements World War II
Vietnam War
War on Terror
Colonel Charles W. Pence
Colonel Virgil R. Miller
Distinctive unit insignia
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Shoulder sleeve insignia and former combat service identification badge of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team
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442 regimental combat team
The 442nd Regimental Combat Team hiking up a muddy French road in the Chambois Sector, France, in late 1944.

The 442nd Regimental Combat Team (Japanese: 第442連隊戦闘団) of the United States Army was a regimental size fighting unit. It was composed almost entirely of American soldiers of Japanese descent. These men volunteered to fight in World War II even though their families were subject to internment. The 442nd, beginning in 1944, fought primarily in Europe during World War II. The 442nd was a self-sufficient force. It fought with uncommon distinction in Italy, southern France, and Germany. The 442nd is considered to be the most decorated infantry regiment in the history of the United States Army. The 442nd was awarded eight Presidential Unit Citations and twenty-one of its members were awarded the Medal of Honor for World War II. The 442nd Regimental Combat Team motto was, "Go for Broke".

  • Moulin, Pierre. (1993). U.S. Samurais in Bruyeres - People of France and Japanese Americans: Incredible story Hawaii CPL Editions. ISBN: 978-2-9599984-0-9

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Kids robot.svg In Spanish: 442.º Regimiento de Infantería (Estados Unidos) para niños

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