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232d Engineer Combat Company (Nisei), 442d Regimental Combat Team

The 442d Regimental Combat Team (RCT), which was largely made up of Japanese-American soldiers, was the most decorated American unit of its size in World War II. One of the lesser known units that comprised the 442d RCT was the 232d Engineer Combat Company, which included seven officers and 204 enlisted men, and had the …

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5th Infantry Regiment

With its lineage extending back to 1808 when the Army organized the 4th Infantry, the 5th Infantry Regiment is one of the Army’s longest serving infantry units.  In 1815, several regiments, including the 9th, 13th, 21st, 40th, and 46th Infantry Regiments, were consolidated to form the 5th Infantry.  Elements that formed the 5th took part …

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General of the Army Dwight David Eisenhower

Dwight David Eisenhower was born in Denison, Texas, on 14 October 1890. He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1915, was commissioned a second lieutenant, and was assigned to the 19th Infantry until 1917. In 1916, he married Mamie Geneva Doud and was promoted to first lieutenant. He was soon made a captain and served with the …

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