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442nd flyer

  1. 1.        The 442ndcomprised entirely of Nisei volunteersand serving in Europe, became the most decoratedunit for bravery in action in the entire American militaryservice.The 442ndRegimental Combat Team servedwhen family and friends were imprisoned in theJapanese American Internment Camps. They servedin many of the most dangerous missions. Theybecame most decorated unit for its size and length ofservice in the entire history of the U.S. Military The4,000 men who initially came in April 1943 had to bereplaced nearly 2.5 times. In total, about 14,000 menserved, ultimately earning 9,486 Purple Hearts. The unitwas awarded an unprecedented eight Presidential UnitCitations. In total, members of the 442nd received 18,143awards.The 442ndcomprised entirely of Nisei volunteersand serving in Europe, became the most decoratedunit for bravery in action in the entire American militaryservice.The 442ndRegimental Combat Team servedwhen family and friends were imprisoned in theJapanese American Internment Camps. They servedin many of the most dangerous missions. Theybecame most decorated unit for its size and length ofservice in the entire history of the U.S. Military The4,000 men who initially came in April 1943 had to bereplaced nearly 2.5 times. In total, about 14,000 menserved, ultimately earning 9,486 Purple Hearts. The unitwas awarded an unprecedented eight Presidential UnitCitations. In total, members of the 442nd received 18,143awards.
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