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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
Type Separate Regiment
later 100th Infantry Battalion (United States)
Role Infantry
Size 3800
Motto(s) Go For Broke
Colors Blue and White
Engagements World War II
Korean War (Reserve status only)
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".

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