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Who were the 442 Regimental Combat team?


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2007-05-09 06:14:26
2007-05-09 06:14:26

made up of Japanese Americans. most decorated team in the U.S. military. liberated Camp Dacau.


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Awards & Decorations of the 442 Regimental Combat TeamAs of 7 August 1945*Based on above text.Distinguished Unit Citation .............. 3Distinguished Service Cross: .............. 42Distinguished Service Medal: .............. 1Legion of Merit: .............. 13Silver Star: .............. 249Oak Leaf Cluster: .............. 5Soldier's Medal: .............. 11Bronze Star: .............. 579Oak Leaf Cluster .............. 24Army Commendation .............. 13Division Commendation .............. 62Purple Hearts are not listed. Other sources credit this unit with 9,486 Purple Heart Medals.* Congressional Medal of Honor was issued to members of the 442RCT after the war. In June 2000, President Clinton awarded an additional 20 Medals of Honor to members of the 100th Battalion and 442nd Regimental Combat Team.

They were American born men of Japanese ancestry, most came from California. The 44nd Regimental Combat Team absorbed the 100th Battalion And many were from Hawaii. Senator Daniel Inouye was Hawaiian.

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Why? To prove that they were loyal Americans. The US Government rounded up Japanese-Americans and interned them for security reasons. There was some evidence that spies were involved in the attack on Pearl Harbor. So many did not trust them. And I'm sure many were threatened by other Americans who didn't were ignorant to think that ALL Americans of Japanese descent were involved in the Pearl Harbor attack. When offered to join the US Army, they took the opportunity to do so. The 442nd Regimental Combat Team trained at Camp Shelby, MS in 1942, where it absorbed the 100th Battalion, with became the 1st Battalion of 3 battalions. The 442nd Combat Team went in combat in Italy. Only the 100th Battalion entered combat with the 34th Infantry Division on 27 September, 1943. Soon after the fall of Rome on 4 June, 1944, all the units of the 442nd Combat Team were together. They continued to fight in Italy and then were moved to Southern France. The 442nd Combat Team, less the 522 Field Artillery Battalion, returned to Italy in April 1945, where they were attached to the 92nd Division until the end of the war in Italy. The 92nd Infantry Division was an all-black unit. Late in the war it was reinforced with the 473 Regimental Combat Team, a white unit and the 442 RCT, a Japanese-American unit. This made the 92nd Infantry Division a truly inter-racial unit---quite unique in the history of the US Army.

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