442nd Infantry Regiment “Go for Broke”

442nd Infantry Regiment “Go for Broke” poster art.

This original vintage style military heritage travel poster “442nd Infantry Regiment ‘Go for Broke’ ”, is dedicated to the soldiers of the 442nd Infantry Regiment and in honor their selfless sacrifice and service to our country! The 442nd Regimental Combat Team of the United States Army was a fighting unit composed almost entirely of American soldiers of Japanese ancestry who fought in World War II. Most of the families of mainland Japanese Americans were confined to internment camps in the United States interior. Beginning in 1944, the regiment fought primarily in Europe during World War II, in particular Italy, southern France, and Germany. The 442nd Regiment was the “most decorated unit for its size and length of service in the history of American warfare”. The 4,000 men who initially made up the unit in April 1943 had to be replaced nearly 2.5 times. In total, about 14,000 men served, earning 9,486 Purple Hearts. The unit was awarded 8 Presidential Unit Citations (5 earned in one month). 21 of its members were awarded Medals of Honor. Its motto was “Go for Broke”. Most Japanese Americans who fought in World War II were Nisei, born in the United States to immigrant parents. Today, the 100th Battalion, 442nd Infantry, is the only ground combat unit of the Army Reserve. The battalion headquarters is at Fort Shafter, Hawaii, with subordinate units based in Hilo, American Samoa, Saipan, and Guam. Read more on this famous and truly remarkable U.S. military unit HERE.

This artwork is also featured on cover of the popular “COLUMBIA Magazine” seen HERE


Design by Samantha Beaty

Location: Saint Louis, MO
Samantha is an Air Force veteran and an extremely talented illustrator, if you want to see more amazing art browse her portfolio.

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