100 th Infantry Battalion

Remember Pearl Harbor that was the motto of the 100 th Infantry Battalion. The men were there on that day of infamy, when Japan bombed their city, harbors, country and home. At the time, the men were loyally serving in the Hawaii National Guard. They guarded the shores, cleared the rubble, donated their blood, and aided the wounded.

Three days after the attack, their rifles were taken away and they were guarded at gunpoint even when they went to the latrine. Why? Their parents came from the country that attacked America. They were Nisei American-born sons of Japanese immigrants. The next day the men were given back their rifles and resumed their duties, but the atmosphere of fear, hatred and suspicion continued.

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