79th Anniversary Banquet + Upcoming Events
The 79th anniversary of the formation of the 442nd RCT was celebrated on March 26, 2022 at Hale `Ikena. Learn more here. Save the dates for the annual Christmas Party (Saturday, December 3rd at 10am at Club 100) and the 80th Anniversary Banquet (Saturday March 25, 2023, 10am-2pm, Hale `Ikena). More details to come.
Who We Are
We are the descendants and friends of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team and are dedicated to perpetuating their legacy. This unit 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.
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.
Looking for something to read? Check out these books and other media related to the experiences of the 442nd & the Japanese-American community as a whole.
Over 33,000 Japanese-Americans served in the U.S. military during WWII, and over 800 gave their lives for their country. Click here to learn more about the heroes we’ve lost, both during the war and more recently.