During World War II, President Roosevelt passed Order 9066 allowed Japanese Americans, then living behind barbed wires in internment camps for over a year, to fight for the United states as soldiers in the 442nd segregated Regimental combat team. By the end of the war, the 442nd would become the most decorated battalion in U.S. Military History. To this day, no other battalion has earned more medals than this group of Japanese Americans. This is the beginning of their story.
Thank you all for reading the first official episode of the 4Forty2nd. It's been a journey in the making and we're only getting started. Thanks for all your support and as the 442nd used to say, "Go For Broke!".
Follow the Japanese American 442nd Regiment as they fight through Europe during WWII, while Japanese American families remained unduly incarcerated in US Internment camps. The 442nd is the most decorated unit in U.S. Military History earning over 18,000 awards over a 2 year period.
The story is illustrated with a traditional blend of watercolor and mixed media using graphite, pen and inks, watercolor and gouache.