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Tamlyn Tomita, 1984 Nisei Week Queen

Tamlyn Tomita, 1984 Nisei Week Queen

The motto of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team was “go for broke.” It’s a gambling term that means risking everything on one great effort to win big. The soldiers of the 442nd needed to win big. They were Nisei, American-born sons of Japanese immigrants. They fought two wars: the Germans in Europe and prejudice in America. The motto was invented by the high-rolling Nisei soldiers who came from the Hawaiian Islands.

The motto of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team was “go for broke.” It’s a gambling term that means risking everything on one great effort to win big. The soldiers of the 442nd needed to win big. They were Nisei, American-born sons of Japanese immigrants. They fought two wars: the Germans in Europe and prejudice in America. The motto was invented by the high-rolling Nisei soldiers who came from the Hawaiian Islands.

Heroics. 442 Infantry Regiment, Nisei (Japanese Americans). Most decorated regiment in The War

Heroics. 442 Infantry Regiment, Nisei (Japanese Americans). Most decorated regiment in The War

This Japanese-American grandmother waiting to be moved to an internment camp during World War II.

This Japanese-American grandmother waiting to be moved to an internment camp during World War II.

This Japanese-American grandmother waiting to be moved to an internment camp during World War II. It happened here once it can happen again. Americans turning on their own; calling people undesirable and placing them in camps all over the U.S.

Ben Kuroki, from Hershey, Nebraska, - flew a total of 58 combat missions during World War II, During World War II, he became one of only a handful of Japanese-Americans to see air combat, and was America’s only Nisei (child of Japanese immigrant parents) to see duty over mainland Japan.

Ben Kuroki, from Hershey, Nebraska, - flew a total of 58 combat missions during World War II, During World War II, he became one of only a handful of Japanese-Americans to see air combat, and was America’s only Nisei (child of Japanese immigrant parents) to see duty over mainland Japan.

Immigrant children saying the Pledge of Allegiance shortly before Japanese Americans were placed in internment camps. Dorthea Lange.

Immigrant children saying the Pledge of Allegiance shortly before Japanese Americans were placed in internment camps. Dorthea Lange.

Ansel Adams: Manzanar calisthenics, 1943 Ansel Adams: Female internees practicing calisthenics at Manzanar War Relocation Center, Owens Valley, California, 1943. First in a series of pictures from Ansel Adams' stay at the Japanese-American relocation camp in 1943.

Ansel Adams: Manzanar calisthenics, 1943 Ansel Adams: Female internees practicing calisthenics at Manzanar War Relocation Center, Owens Valley, California, 1943. First in a series of pictures from Ansel Adams' stay at the Japanese-American relocation camp in 1943.

In 1943, Ansel Adams (1902-1984), America’s best-known photographer, documented the Manzanar War Relocation Center in California and the Japanese Americans interned there during World War II.

In 1943, Ansel Adams (1902-1984), America’s best-known photographer, documented the Manzanar War Relocation Center in California and the Japanese Americans interned there during World War II.

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