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May 2018
On June 25, 2018, the California State Senate will be passing a resolution honoring the 75th anniversary of the formation of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team. The Go For Broke National Education Center wishes to extend an invitation to our veterans, families and friends in Hawaii in hopes that they can join us in Sacramento for this event.

Click here for an informational letter on the event.

For any questions and to attend, please contact Ms. Erin Sato of the Go For Broke NEC.

 

Who We Are

As Americans of Japanese ancestry, our grandfathers, fathers, uncles and friends of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team fought two battles in World War II: prejudice at home and the enemy in Europe. At the outbreak of the war, Japanese Americans faced suspicion and distrust. Executive Order 9066 by President Roosevelt sealed the fate of Japanese Americans and their parents and relatives living on the West Coast. They were placed in barbed wired internment camps, leaving behind property and possession.

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Image of the Month

image of Charles Toyoji Ijima with French Legion of Honor medal, July 28, 2018

Charles Toyoji Ijima, 442nd/232nd Combat Engineers awarded the French Legion of Honor medal on July 28, 2018

What We Do

The Sons & Daughters of the 442nd RCT is a chapter of the 442 Veterans Club. We were established in 1993 and have been in existence for the past 25 years. Our primary function is to provide support to the Veterans. We assist in the planning and implementation of various activities such as the annual 442 Veterans Anniversary Banquet, various military activities and functions and the annual Joint Memorial Services at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl.

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