Ceremony recalls sacrifice of Japanese-American soldiers
By Rob Shikina
Sept. 26, 2011
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Japanese-American veterans prepared wreaths Sunday during the annual Joint Memorial Service at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, which honors fallen Japanese-American soldiers from four segregated World War II units:?the 100th Infantry Battalion, the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, the Military Intelligence Service and the 1,399th Engineer Construction Battalion.
JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM Soldiers stood at attention as Helicopter Squadron 37 conducted a flyover during Sunday's ceremony. The annual service honors Shigeo Takata of the 100th Battalion, the first Japanese-American killed in action during World War II.