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Japanese American 442nd Regimental Combat Team Go for Broke WWII 3430

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Japanese American 442nd Regimental Combat Team Go for Broke WWII 3430

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This rare film shows the training of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team of the United States Army. The 442nd was a regimental size fighting unit composed almost entirely of American soldiers of Japanese descent who 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, and 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's high distinction in the war and its record-setting decoration count earned it the nickname "Purple Heart Battalion." The 442nd Regimental Combat Team motto was, "Go for Broke".

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pu390kDDbi8

Date

March 20, 2013

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