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Hunt in Jerome County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Honor Roll

Minidoka Relocation Center

 
 
Honor Roll Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, September 15, 2010
1. Honor Roll Marker
Inscription. Nearly every relocation center built an Honor Roll sign listing the names of Japanese American internees serving in World War II. Minidoka's sign, which stood near the rock garden, was erected on October 14, 1943. By the war's end nearly 1,000 names were listed. On February 1, 1943, President Roosevelt activated the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, a mostly Japanese American unit, which joined ranks with the 100th Infantry Battalion of the Hawaii National Guard. The combined Nisei 100th and 442nd became the most decorated regiment of its size and length of service in American history. It received 18,143 individual awards and had 9,486 casualties. Initially 1,200 Japanese Americans volunteered, but soon the combined 100th and 442nd regiments, fighting in Italy and France, swelled by the thousands. More than 16,000 Nisei also served in the Pacific and in Asia, performing invaluable tasks in the Military Intelligence Service, Women's Army Corps, and Red Cross.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 42° 40.687′ N, 114° 15.055′ W. Marker is in Hunt, Idaho, in Jerome County. Marker is on Hunt Road west of County Road S1400E, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is located in the Minidoka
Distant View of Honor Roll Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 26, 2009
2. Distant View of Honor Roll Marker
Honor Roll is the marker in the center of the three markers
National Historic Site. Marker is in this post office area: Jerome ID 83338, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A Question of Loyalty (here, next to this marker); Minidoka National Historic Site (here, next to this marker); On Guard (a few steps from this marker); Minidoka Relocation Center (within shouting distance of this marker); Soothing Waters (within shouting distance of this marker); Supporting the Camp (approx. 0.4 miles away); Prehistoric Hunters (approx. 2 miles away); Hunt (Camp) (approx. 2.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Hunt.
 
Also see . . .  Minidoka National Historic Site. Official National Park Service website. (Submitted on February 14, 2014.) 
 
Categories. Asian AmericansCivil RightsWar, World II
 
Honor Roll Sign in Minidoka Relocation Center image. Click for full size.
By U.S. Department of Interior
3. Honor Roll Sign in Minidoka Relocation Center
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 482 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.   2. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234.   3. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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