442nd Infantry Regiment (United States) facts for kids
|442nd Regimental Combat Team|
442nd Infantry Regiment
Coat of Arms
|Active||August 1944–August 1946
July 1947–December 1969
|Country||United States of America|
|Branch||United States Army Reserve|
later 100th Infantry Battalion (United States)
|Motto(s)||Go For Broke|
|Colors||Blue and White|
|Engagements||World War II
Korean War (Reserve status only)
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".
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