Fact of the Day (7/31)

Japanese American internees were relocated from their west coast homes to remote internment camps during World War II. What most people don't know is that a few Japanese American youth went on to successfully lobby to the government to let them be volunteer soldiers in World War II to prove their loyalty. An Asian American unit composed of mostly Japanese Americans called the 442nd infantry regiment battled in France, Italy, and Germany and is the most highly decorated regiment in U.S. Armed Forces history.

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