The Japanese American Citizens League and The WWII History Round Table Present a Very Special Program
Honor Before Glory: The Epic World War II Story of the Japanese American Contribution to the Allied Campaigns in Italy and France
Where: The Visitor Center at Historic Fort Snelling
When: Saturday, October 27, 2018
Doors Open at 12 Noon; Program 1–3:30 p.m.
Scott McGaugh, the author of Honor Before Glory, will discuss the World War II story of the Japanese American GIs of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team who rescued two hundred American soldiers who were surrounded by German troops in the Vosges Mountains of eastern France.
The 442nd was composed of two distinct units: the 442nd Regimental Combat Team and the 100th Infantry Battalion. These two units were formed independently at different times and did not share a common lineage. The 100th would eventually become the 1st Battalion of the 442nd in June 1944.
The 442nd was the most decorated unit for its size and length of service in the history of American warfare. The unit was awarded eight Presidential Unit Citations (5 earned in one month). Twenty-one of its members were awarded Medals of Honor. Its motto was “Go for Broke.”