Herndon in Fairfax County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
100th Infantry Battalion, 442nd Regimental Combat Team, Military Intelligence Service
The aforementioned Japanese-American units from World War II are the most highly decorated units in military history.
They exemplified duty, honor, and country to the utmost while taking on some of the toughest assignments during the war.
The rescue of the Lost Battalion by the 442nd coined the meaning of the phrase "Courage under Fire".
The 100th Infantry battalion earned the tag "Purple Heart Battalion" at Monte Cassino.
The MIS were called the "eyes" and "ears" of every combat command and the secret nature of their work had kept them out of history's spotlight.
Their accomplishments were unparalleled at the time and remained that way today as they will through all of history.
A special thank you to Muneo "Mike" Okusa of the MIS. His kind and humble spirit will never be forgotten by his family and those he served with.
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Asian Americans • War, World II. A significant day of the year for for this entry is May 31.
Location. 38° 58.252′ N, 77° Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 719 Pine Street, Herndon VA 20170, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Herndon's Pine Street (a few steps from this marker); The Big Fire (within shouting distance of this marker); Herndon Town Square (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Acetylene Gas Generating Station (about 400 feet away); Herndon Dairy Farming (about 400 feet away); Herndon Blacksmith Shops (about 400 feet away); Herndon Station (about 400 feet away); Tracks Into History (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Herndon.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 8, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 22, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 124 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 22, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.