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Gracia wins Legion of Merit

Newspaper clipping about the citation for Master Sergeant Alfredo Garcia. An item from: pages 50-51 of the Sue Kato scrapbook (gfb_skc_001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: 2019_002_001_036_02
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Jap-American unit in Italy cited by clark; Nisei Regiment receives banner of honor

Newspaper articles from July 1946 about the honors and accolades of the all-Nisei 442nd Regimental Combat Team. Items from: pages 96-97 of the Sue Kato scrapbook (gfb_skc_001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: 2019_002_001_062_01
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442nd Regimental Combat Team memorial speech

Speech given by Governor of California Pete Wilson at a ceremony recognizing the 442nd Regimental Combat Team's heroic service during World War II. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2567
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In grateful memory of Sergeant Masu Sakamoto

Certificate honoring the memory of Sergeant Masu Sakamoto and his service in the armed forces during World War II. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2576
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Proclamation

Proclamation for Assembly Concurrent Resolution 62 regarding the naming of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team Memorial Highway near Stockton, California. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2568
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Obituary, Harry Fumio Madokoro

Posthumous award of the Distinguished Service Cross to Harry Fumio Madokoro, Private First Class, Company K, 3d Battalion, 442d Regimental Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division for extraordinary heroism in military operations. Madokoro was drafted from Poston incarceration camp and was killed in action in Italy during World War II. See …
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In grateful memory of Sergeant Masu Sakamoto

Certificate signed by Franklin D. Roosevelt, in grateful memory of Sergeant Masa Sakamoto who died in the service of his country in the European Area, March 3, 1945. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2839
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Resolution

Resolution adopted by the California State Board of Equalization honoring the 100th Infantry Battalion and 442nd Regimental Combat Team and highways dedicated to each. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2570
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Bronze Star Medal award to William J. Sakai

Certificate for the Bronze Star Medal, awarded to William J. Sakai for "meritorious achievement in ground operations against the enemy." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2565
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Nisei soldier's Purple Heart

Purple Heart awarded Minoru Tsubota, Warrant Officer (Junior Grade), 442nd Regimental Combat Team. Combat wounded in Cerebia, Italy, Aug. 24, 1944.
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