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The 442nd Nisei Regiment fought in Italy, Germany and southern France. Because of its distinguished battle record the 442nd received eight Presidential Unit Citations. Regimental soldiers were awarded 52 Distinguished Service Medals, 588 Silver Stars and 5,200 Bronze Stars. Twenty-one members of the Regiment received the Congressional Medal of Honor for valor on the battlefield. The Regimental motto was "Go for Broke. It's nickname was the "Purple Heart Battalion". The 442nd Nisei Regiment is considered to be the most highly decorated infantry division in the history of the United States Army.

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