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interested Go For Broke Association
The Shoulder Patch symbolizes the crusading spirit of the men who chose the design depicting the flaming torch of liberty held high. This signifies their willingness to take up arms for the defense of all people regardless of race or color.
The Crest comprises the shield and the motto "Go For Broke" which means "Give your all or give everything you've got". The taro leaf which comes from the coat of arms of the 100th Infantry Battalion (Separate) identifies Hawai'i. The Steamboat symbolizes the place of activation of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team - Camp Shelby, Mississippi.
The GO FOR BROKE ASSOCIATION was formed by a group of members of the 100th Battalion, 442nd Infantry (USAR), who were vitally interested in keeping alive the spirit and traditions of this famous unit. The Association is intended to support the United States Army Reserve units which bears the name and heritage of the original unit, as well as to create a civilian-based association for members and former members of the unit.
The Smithsonian Nisei Soldier Congressional Gold Medal Digital Exhibition is now online! The National Veterans Network, Smithsonian's National Museum of American History and the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center have launched "The Nisei Soldier Congressional Gold Medal" digital online exhibition centered on the outstanding military service of Nisei soldiers during World War II, including those who served in combat, in supporting roles and as part of the Japan Occupation. The online exhibition tells the life stories of 12 soldiers, and was launched on May 12 at cgm.smithsonianapa.org and http://americanhistory.si.edu. Additionally, a video about the Nisei Soldiers and introduction of the digital exhibition have now been added to the Nisei Soldier Congressional Gold Medal display in the Price of Freedom: Americans at War exhibition in the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History in Washington DC, providing exposure to millions of visitors each year.