The Epic World War II Story of the Japanese American Contribution to the Allied Campaigns in Italy and France
St. Paul, MN 55111
Author Scott McGaugh discusses the remarkable story of the Japanese American soldiers who served in the segregated 442nd Regimental Combat Team/100th Infantry Battalion and their contributions to the Allied campaigns in Italy and France during World War II.
The 442nd/100th, whose motto was "Go For Broke," is renowned for its rescue of 211 American soldiers—who were surrounded by German troops in the Vosges Mountains of eastern France—while suffering hundreds of causalities. The 442nd/100th is the most highly decorated regiment in the history of American warfare.
Following the presentation, Minnesota Military Museum curator Doug Bekke will moderate a panel with Japanese American World War II veterans, including Edwin "Bud" Nakasone, who will share personal wartime experiences.
This program is presented by the World War II Round Table, Twin Cities Japanese American Citizens League, and Historic Fort Snelling.
2018-10-27 13:00:00 2018-10-27 13:00:00 America/Chicago The Epic World War II Story of the Japanese American Contribution to the Allied Campaigns in Italy and France Historic Fort Snelling