Most Decorated Unit In U.S. History Fought For A Country That Didn't Accept Them

The 442nd Regimental Combat Team was made up of Japanese-Americans, many of whom served when their families were imprisoned behind barbed wire.

As Americans look back and honor service members across the country on Veterans Day, one unit’s work is largely left out of the mainstream conversation. But the 442nd Regimental Combat Team’s contributions to the country are nothing short of remarkable. With the motto “Go for broke,” the unit was made up of Japanese-Americans who served the U.S. during World War II ― a time of rampant anti-Japanese sentiment. As many of their civilian loved ones were imprisoned behind barbed wire after the bo...