The 100th Infantry Battalion is the only combat arms unit in the United States Army Reserve. In World War II, the then-primarily Nisei battalion was composed largely of former members of the Hawaii Army National Guard. The 100th saw heavy combat during World War II before and after combining with the 442nd Infantry Regiment, another mostly Nisei military unit, into a single fighting combat team. Based at Fort Shafter, Honolulu, Hawaii, the 100th Battalion has reservists from Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam and Saipan, and has deployed to Iraq and Kuwait. The unit was unofficially nicknamed the "Purple Heart Battalion", with the motto "Remember Pearl Harbor".

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  • The 100th Infantry Battalion is the only combat arms unit in the United States Army Reserve. In World War II, the then-primarily Nisei battalion was composed largely of former members of the Hawaii Army National Guard. The 100th saw heavy combat during World War II before and after combining with the 442nd Infantry Regiment, another mostly Nisei military unit, into a single fighting combat team. Based at Fort Shafter, Honolulu, Hawaii, the 100th Battalion has reservists from Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam and Saipan, and has deployed to Iraq and Kuwait. The unit was unofficially nicknamed the "Purple Heart Battalion", with the motto "Remember Pearl Harbor". (en)
  • 第100歩兵大隊(だいひゃくほへいだいたい 英語: 100th Infantry Battalion)は、第二次世界大戦中のアメリカ合衆国陸軍において、日系アメリカ人二世兵士達を中心に編成された部隊である。ヨーロッパ戦線に投入され、イタリア戦線、フランス戦線でドイツ国防軍を相手に戦闘を行った。第二次世界大戦中の死傷率は314%(のべ死傷者数9,486人)である。 (ja)
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  • 1946-01-01 (xsd:date)
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  • 1942-01-01 (xsd:date)
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  • Go for Broke
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  • — C. Douglas Sterner
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  • CSM Thomas C Perry
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  • LTC Ken Tafao
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  • Presidential Unit Citation
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation
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  • During the first daylight hours our battalion observation post started with 26 individuals including the artillery liaison team communication people and the intelligence section. By nightfall only four of us were left. Major Clough, our Battalion Commander, and myself in one location and Pfc Ginger Minami and Private Irving Akahoshi in another location, 20 yards away. Everyone else was either dead or wounded. Major Clough was ordered by Colonel Marshall, 133rd Regiment Commander, to commit "B" Company across the open flats at daybreak. Jim protested that this was a suicide mission. Lieutenant Colonel Moses, the 1st Battalion Commander, to our right, had orders to also commit his reserve company. He protested and said he would personally lead his company because he could not issue such an order without sharing their danger. However, if he survived, he would prefer court martial charges against Colonel Marshall.
  • When you read that a town was taken, or a certain hill was taken, remember that in the process of that accomplishment lives of fine fellows were lost, and also, that during this accomplishment for the participants, life was a horrifying massacre. You lose your buddies-fellows with whom you laughed, ate, slept, sweated. They grow to be more than mere buddies. They become blood relations to you and they die before your eyes-not a pleasant, natural death, but an unimaginable kind of mutilation mixed with groans and prayers ending with a gurgling last breath. Only five minutes ago you might have been laughing with that buddy of yours.
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  • Go for Broke
  • — Captain Young-Oak Kim, a Korean-American from Los Angeles who served in the unit from 1943 to 1944.
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  • The 100th Infantry Battalion is the only combat arms unit in the United States Army Reserve. In World War II, the then-primarily Nisei battalion was composed largely of former members of the Hawaii Army National Guard. The 100th saw heavy combat during World War II before and after combining with the 442nd Infantry Regiment, another mostly Nisei military unit, into a single fighting combat team. Based at Fort Shafter, Honolulu, Hawaii, the 100th Battalion has reservists from Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam and Saipan, and has deployed to Iraq and Kuwait. The unit was unofficially nicknamed the "Purple Heart Battalion", with the motto "Remember Pearl Harbor". (en)
  • 第100歩兵大隊(だいひゃくほへいだいたい 英語: 100th Infantry Battalion)は、第二次世界大戦中のアメリカ合衆国陸軍において、日系アメリカ人二世兵士達を中心に編成された部隊である。ヨーロッパ戦線に投入され、イタリア戦線、フランス戦線でドイツ国防軍を相手に戦闘を行った。第二次世界大戦中の死傷率は314%(のべ死傷者数9,486人)である。 (ja)
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  • 100th Infantry Battalion (United States) (en)
  • 第100歩兵大隊 (ja)
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  • "One-Puka-Puka" (en)
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