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There were many Japanese Americans serving in the armed forces when Pearl Harbor was attacked. After the attack, they immediately had their weapons confiscated and were re-assigned to non-combat jobs. They were eventually classified as 4-C; enemy aliens, and were expelled from service.

Japanese Americans later served in segregated military units such as the 100th Infantry Battalion and the 442nd Regiment Combat Team.

For more information regarding Japanese American soldiers, please visit Go For Broke.Org.

eishida — Last modified May 28 2012 10:25 a.m.

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