Army & Navy - MEDALS: Record

The War Department checked deep into the combat record of its famed 100th Infantry Battalion, found that the Japanese-American combat outfit had set a top mark for gallantry. Already cited as a unit by Lieut. General Mark Clark (TIME, July 31), the 100th's soldiers had also won nine Distinguished Service Crosses, 44 Silver Stars, 31 Bronze Stars, three Legion of Merit Medals.

Of the 100th Battalion's 1,300 men (including 500 reserves), 1,000 had been wounded in action, now wore Purple Hearts. Most remarkable record of all: since the 100th had been organized it...

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