100th Infantry Battalion #AsianPacificAmericanHeritageMonth #MemorialDay #GoForBroke

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Today in honor of both Asian Pacific American Heritage month and Memorial Day, we are taking a look at the 100th Infantry Battalion. This Battalion formed during World War II and was was comprised primarily of Japanese Americans from the Hawaii Army National Guard.

220px Monument to the Men of the 100th Battalion 442nd Regimental Combat Team Rohwer Memorial Cemetery

Via Wikipedia:

The 100th Infantry Battalion is the only infantry unit in the United States Army Reserve. In World War II, the then-primarily Nisei battalion was composed largely of former members of the Hawaii Army National Guard. The 100th saw heavy combat during World War II, starting in September 1943 and continuing after being attached as a battalion of the 442nd Infantry Regiment, another mostly Nisei military unit, in June 1944.[3] The unit was unofficially nicknamed the Purple Heart Battalion, with the motto “Remember Pearl Harbor” and “Go for Broke”, which was later adopted by other Japanese-American units

You can learn more history and hear individual stories at 100thbattalion.org:

The 100th Infantry Battalion is the only infantry unit in the United States Army Reserve. In World War II, the then-primarily Nisei battalion was composed largely of former members of the Hawaii Army National Guard. The 100th saw heavy combat during World War II, starting in September 1943 and continuing after being attached as a battalion of the 442nd Infantry Regiment, another mostly Nisei military unit, in June 1944.[3] The unit was unofficially nicknamed the Purple Heart Battalion, with the motto “Remember Pearl Harbor” and “Go for Broke”, which was later adopted by other Japanese-American units

If you want to Learn more about Asian American Veterans you can checkout Go For Broke National Education Center, Library of Congress Experiencing War project and Asian-American & Pacific Islanders in the US Army


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