Author: Scott McGaugh
The inspiring story of the Japanese American "Go For Broke" unit that--against all odds--rescued a trapped American battalion and went on to become the most decorated unit of its size in World War II. On October 24, 1944, more than 200 American soldiers found themselves cut off from their comrades, surrounded by German infantry deep in the mountain forest of eastern France. As their food, ammunition, and medical supplies ran out, the American commanding officer turned to the 442nd Regimental Combat Team to achieve what other units had failed to do.
Honor Before Glory is the story of the 442nd, a segregated unit of Japanese American citizens, commanded by white officers, that finally rescued the "lost battalion". Their unmatched courage and sacrifice under fire became legend—and all the more remarkable because many of the soldiers had volunteered or were drafted from prison-like "internment" camps where sentries watched their families from the barbed-wire perimeter.
- 304 Pages
- 6.5 x 1 x 9.2 inches (l x w x h)