The 100th Battalion and 442nd Regiment known for their motto, “Go For Broke,” served most of their time in Italy and were part of the US 5th Army that liberated Rome. The presentation will retrace their movements through Italy--starting from their landing in Salerno through the historic battles of Monte Cassino and Anzio. Guest speakers include:
Janice Sakoda: Writer of the memoirs of her father who served in the 100th Battalion and was wounded in Italy. Read her travel story published by the Hawaii Herald on retracing the 100th Battalion in Italy.
Isami Yoshihara: Veteran, club historian, and the historical resource for the 100th Battalion. His encyclopedic knowledge of the History of the 100th Battalion allows him to be the resource person and guide for visitors to the hall.
Michael Malaghan: Author of "A Question of Loyalty," including the last few chapters about the 100th.
Bring: Free, please share a potluck dish.
Parking: Ala Wai Elementary School
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