Texas WWII Veterans Reunite

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

HOUSTON (AP) - World War II veterans of a Texas infantry
regiment will reunite this weekend with a Japanese-American combat
outfit that rescued them from German forces surrounding them.

On Oct. 30, 1944, the all-Japanese-American 442nd Regimental
Combat Team broke through the German lines in the Vosges Mountains
of northern France and relieved 1st Battalion, 141st Regiment, 36th
Infantry Division.

At the time of their isolation, the 1st Battalion became known
as "The Lost Battalion."

Together, the veterans will mark the 65th anniversary of the
rescue at a Sunday fundraising gala hosted by the National Japanese
American Memorial Foundation at Houston's Hyatt Regency Hotel.

The 442nd Regimental Combat Team became famous for enlisting in
the U.S. Army to fight for the country that had placed thousands of
their relatives in internment camps.


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