The Most Decorated Unit in Army History
In this course we'll learn about the 442nd Regimental Combat Team
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In this one time class we will learn about the 442nd Regimental Combat Team nicknamed the Purple Heart Battalion. This unit has the distinction of being the most decorated military unit in history. In less than two years of combat, more than 18,000 awards and honors were earned by this unit of 4,000 men almost comprised entirely of second generation Japanese-Americans. We will also discuss how this unit was started and how its' men overcame adversity and many obstacles to earn their place in...
I am an avid WWII Historian with 10+ years of living history experience. Additionally, I have 7 years experience of teaching all levels of high school history to include World History, World Geography, and US History. I am also a 3rd generation Japanese-American. My maternal grandparents were Japanese immigrants to Hawaii before the start of WWII.
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Students will taught about the Japanese interment camps and how Japanese Americans were taken from their places of work, home, etc. This help explains the why of the 442nd forming. Many wanted to prove their loyalty to America.
https://www.nationalww2museum.org/war/articles/442nd-regimental-combat-team https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/442nd_Infantry_Regiment_(United_States) https://hiarmymuseumsoc.org/hawaiis-japanese-americans/
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Howdy! I am a father of five - a 13 year old daughter, a 9 year old son, and 3 year old triplet daughters. In my day job, I am a high school special education teacher. In my free time, I am a World War II Re-enactor, with an emphasis on the US...