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.





OIF III (IRAQ) 2004 - 2006 AWARDS

Deployed Soldiers: 732

Purple Heart (PH) 43
Bronze Star Medal (BSM) 80
Bronze Star Medal with Valor (BSV) 1
Meritorious Service Medal (MSM) 17
Army Commendation Medal (ARCOM) 670
Army Commendation Medal with V Device (Valor) 13
Army Achievement Medal (AAM)  142
Combat Infantryman Badge (CIB) 557
Combat Action Badge (CAB) 23
Combat Medical Badge (CMB) 28
Iraq Campaign Medal with Bronze Star (ICM-BS) *** 480
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal (GWOTEM)**  374
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal (GWOTSM) 694
Army Good Conduct Medal (AGCM) 507
Armed Forces Reserve Medal (AFRM) with "M" Device 700
National Defense Service Medal (NDSM) 691
Army Overseas Service Ribbon (OSR) 705

** Choice of awards will be either GWOTEM and ICM both are not to issue at the same time. MILPER Message, 8 April 2005.

*** PO 203-01 Award: Campaign Participation Credit for IRAQI GOVERNANCE campaign from 16 August 2004 to 15 December 2005.

*** PO 203-02 Award: Campaign Participation Credit for NATIONAL RESOLUTION campaign from 16 December 2005 to 15 March 2006.

On August 14, 2004, The Unit of the 100th Battalion 442nd Infantry United States Army Reserve (USAR) have been call up to serve for the United States of America and fight along the side of 29th Infantry Brigade of the Hawaii National Guard in Operation Iraqi Freedom III.  Soldiers came from American Samoa, Guam, CNMI Saipan, Hilo, Alaska, Honolulu and many parts of the United States to gather and train at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii to Fort Bliss, Texas to Fort Polk, Lousiana to Kuwait and futher on to the Camping Grounds of LSA Anaconda Iraq, you have made us proud to be part of the Go For Broke Battalion.

Without the effort and contributions to the security of our naton. I cannot tell how much your sacrifices and service to our contry means to me and your fellow soldiers.  You have accomplished much during the mobilizations.  Each of you have contributed in different ways.  Each mission was different. But whatever the mission, whatever the task, you have successfully accomplished them all.

As you look back on the past year, remembert that there have been good times as well as difficutl times.  Take time once a year to remembert our fallen soldiers.  The gave up their lives to help improve the conditions for the Iraqi populace.  It has been difficult for us but we must remembert and support each other as on family.  I pray everyday for our families and friends.

You have all given up much to help the Iraqi people in their struggle against the insurgency.  Be proud of your service.  I am proud of you and proud to have been given the opportunity to serve with you.

God bless you and your family.

Go For Broke

Colbert K.H. Low 


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