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Phares Sarjeant

442nd Most Decorated US Regiment in WW2 -Japanese Americans of the 442nd

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Thought this was intriguing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9m1JVjE2Ox0

The 442nd Regimental Combat Team was the most decorated unit, for its size and length of service, in the entire history of the U.S. Military. The 4,000 men who initially came in April 1943 had to be replaced nearly 3.5 times. In total, about 14,000 men served, ultimately earning 9,486 Purple Hearts and an unprecedented eight Presidential Unit Citations.[51] Twenty-one of its members were awarded Medals of Honor. Members of the 442nd received 18,143 awards, including:

more info on the campaigns can be found at

http://www.goforbrok...erans_442nd.asp

and of course:

http://en.wikipedia....(United_States)

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Their general was apparently a tad racist(which is pretty understandable considering the circumstance of Pearl Harbor, etc..) He had just sacrificed 800 Nisei to rescue the 141st which consisted of 211 stranded. Later when they were ordered to formation this occurred..

On November 12 General Dahlquist ordered the entire 442nd to stand in formation for a ceremony, and seeing K company's 18 men and I company's 8, demanded of Colonel Miller, “I want all your men to stand for this formation.” Miller responded, "That's all of K company left, sir." (of 400, originally)[31]

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