Go For Broke! The 442nd Regimental Combat Team



Location: Online via Zoom, Wheaton, IL 60189
Start Date/Time: February 04, 2021 - 7pm
End Date/Time: February 04, 2021

Cantigny presents a virtual date with history. This presentation will outline the formation, training, and combat exploits of the Varsity Victory Volunteers, 100th Infantry Battalion, and 442nd Regimental Combat Team during World War II. These units, comprised of Japanese Americans in Hawaii and mainland internment camps, would serve with the utmost distinction during World War II, and would be credited as the most highly decorated unit of their size and length of service in the history of the United States Armed Forces. Today, the 100th Battalion/442nd Infantry Regiment remains the only infantry unit in the United States Army Reserve. Presented by Mr. Neil Yamamoto, a descendant of the 442nd, this presentation seeks to prove that Japanese American soldiers in World War II had “but one loyalty … to the United States.” Registration required. Free.

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