Author: Robert Asahina
The Story of the 100th Battalion/442nd Regimental Combat Team in World War II
Within months after the Dec. 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, more than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forcibly "evacuated" from the West Coast, losing their jobs, property and homes. In less than a year, they were incarcerated in desolate camps throughout the West, Southwest, and South. Remarkably, thousands of young Japanese American men from the camps joined the Army to defend the country that had denied them due process and civil rights. Just Americans documents the story of the Japanese American 100th Infantry Battalion/442d Regimental Combat Team of World War II, a segregated unit of Japanese American soldiers that became the nation's most decorated unit, in an account that traces their pivotal contributions in October and November of 1944. As Gen. Jacob L. Devers put it, in World War II the soldiers of the 100th/442nd had "more than earned the right to be called just Americans, not Japanese Americans."
- 352 Pages
- 6.3 x 1.2 x 9.2 inches (l x w x h)