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The 442nd Infantry was a unique facet of the US Army during the Second World War. It was a unit composed only of Asian Americans - a majority of which were of Japanese descent, many whose families were subject to internment despite their service. The 442nd fought solely in the Mediterranean and European theater where they were a self-sufficient force, fighting with uncommon distinction in Italy, southern France, and Germany during the war. The unit became the most highly decorated regiment…

The 442nd Infantry was a unique facet of the US Army during the Second World War. It was a unit composed only of Asian Americans - a majority of which were of Japanese descent, many whose families were subject to internment despite their service. The 442nd fought solely in the Mediterranean and European theater where they were a self-sufficient force, fighting with uncommon distinction in Italy, southern France, and Germany during the war. The unit became the most highly decorated regiment…

On this day in history: Japanese-American soldiers of the US 100th Infantry Battalion marching in the Valletri area of Italy 28 May 1944.

[Photo] Japanese-American soldiers of the US Infantry Battalion marching in the Valletri area of Italy, 28 May 1944

442nd Infantry Regiment (United States) - composed of Japamese-American soldiers lost 800 men to save 230 Texans of the "Lost Battalian" in the heavily defended Vosges Mountains during WWII, while the parents and families of those Japanese-American soldiers were sent to prison camps "relocation centers" surrounded by armed soldiers, barbed wires and guard towers.

Regimental Combat Team a highly decorated in WWII in the Italian and European (Hurtgen Forest) Campaigns. Extremely brave and skilled Japanese American unit comprised of soldiers from, mainly, Hawaii, California and the West Coast.

The Volkswagen’s amazing post-war success disguises the fact that, even with the unconditional financial and logistic support of the Nazi P...

Go For Broke: Japanese-American soldiers of the Infantry Battalion of US Regimental Combat Team in a captured German Schwimmwagen vehicle in the Castellina Sector, near Livorno, Italy, 12 Jul 1944

Cpl. Carlton Chapman...is a machine-gunner in an M-4 tank, attached to a Motor Transport unit near Nancy, France. November 1944 |National Archives | Wiki

Carlton Chapman, a machine gunner in an tank, attached to a motor transport unit near Nancy France Nov 1944

November 9, 1944, Convoy takes a break and members Battery A, 4520 AA  check their equipment.

[Photo] African-American soldiers of Battery A, Anti-Acraft stood by and checked their equipment while the convoy took a break, 9 Nov 1944

U.S. Army's First Black Four-Star General Gen. Roscoe Robinson Jr.: Before Gen. Colin Powell, there was Robinson, who became the first African-American four-star general in the U.S. Army. The West Point graduate's career spanned two wars and four stars. In 1993 West Point recognized him as a distinguished graduate.

Roscoe Robinson Jr, ~ was the first Black four ~ star General in U. West Point recognized him as a distinguished graduate in

1945 the late Alberta Martin, of Mount Airy (Philadelphia), African American nurse and World War II veteran.

1945 the late Alberta Martin, of Mount Airy (Philadelphia), African American nurse and World War II veteran.

During World War 2, African American soldiers Frank Bryant and Numus Bryant, father and son, both called home from a Great Lakes base, 1942. (Photo by Afro American Newspapers/Gado/Getty Images)

During World War African American soldiers Frank Bryant and Numus Bryant, father and son, both called home from a Great Lakes base, (Photo by Afro American Newspapers/Gado/Getty Images)

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