442nd Infantry Regiment (United States)

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442nd Infantry Regiment
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Active1944–1946
1947–present
Country United States
Branch United States Army
TypeRegimental combat team (historical)
100th Infantry Battalion (current)
RoleInfantry
SizeOne Battalion
Motto(s)"Go for Broke"
EngagementsWorld War II
Vietnam War
War on Terror
Commanders
Notable
commanders
Colonel Charles W. Pence
Colonel Virgil R. Miller
Insignia
Distinctive unit insignia
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Shoulder sleeve insignia and former combat service identification badge of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team[1]
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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.[2] 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.[3] The 442nd Regimental Combat Team motto was, "Go for Broke".

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  1. "Colors and Insignia". 100th Infantry Battalion Veterans. Retrieved 4 March 2018.
  2. "100th Battalion, 442nd Infantry". GlobalSecurity.org. 23 May 2005. Archived from the original on 11 September 2008. Retrieved January 1, 2013.
  3. "Title unknown". Retrieved January 1, 2013.

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