The Sons and Daughters of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team

The Sons and Daughters of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team is a chapter of the 442nd Veterans Club. This chapter was established in 1993 with the mission of educating others about the soldiers who fought in the 442nd Combat Unit. Members express their gratitude by providing support to veterans. Various military activities and functions include the annual 442 Veterans Anniversary Banquet, as well as the annual Joint Memorial Services at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl. The Sons and Daughters of the 442nd RCT Chapter is expanding its membership to include the children and grandchildren of the 442nd Unit soliders, as well as to others desiring to preserve the 442nd RCT's decorated legacy.

Updated February 2023

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Herald Salutes – Staff Sergeant Higuchi

2nd Battalion, Headquarters Company Ninety-nine years ago, on January 3, 1924, Asa Asami Higuchi was born in Honolulu to Sadami and Chie (Matsushita) Higuchi, who emigrated from Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan in 1910 and 1914, respectively. Sadami worked for the OR&L Company and later retired as a gardener from Mid-Pacific Institute. Asami (or “Ace” as he was known) attended McKinley High School and graduated in 1942. He immediately registered for the draft on June 30, while working at Hawaiian Pineapple Company. He enlisted in the Army a year later on March 24, 1943. He was s…

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