Go for Broke! (1951) (Part 5 of 11)

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Because young Japanese men of the second generation (nisei) were often eager to fight against the Axis Powe...
Because young Japanese men of the second generation (nisei) were often eager to fight against the Axis Powers, Japanese-American units were created in the Army and deployed to the Mediterranean and European theaters. The 442nd Infantry Regiment was the largest of these nisei units. Fighting in Italy and southern France, the 442nd was known for its bravery and determination, as reflected by the unit motto: "Go for broke!" The 442nd Regimental Combat Team is the most highly decorated unit in American military history for its size and length of service. Their battle record: 7 Major Campaigns in Europe 9,486 Casualties 18,143 Individual Decorations 7 Presidential Unit Citations (5 of which were earned in a single month) Their decorations: 21 Medals of Honor 52 Distinguished Service Crosses 1 Distinguished Service Medal 560 Silver Stars 28 Oak Leaf Clusters 22 Legion Merit Medals 15 Soldier's Medals 4,000 Bronze Stars 9,486 Purple Hearts For more historical information: http://www.goforbroke.org/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/442nd_Regimental_Combat_Team http://www.katonk.com/ This film is in the public domain. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0043590/
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