"A tribute to the U.S. 442nd Regimental Combat Team, formed in 1943 by Presidential permission with Japanese-American volunteers. We follow the training of a platoon under the rueful command of Lt. Mike Grayson who shares common prejudices of the time. The 442nd serve in Italy, then France, distinguishing themselves in skirmishes and battles; gradually and naturally, Grayson's prejudices evaporate with dawning realization that his men are better soldiers than he is."
En Hawaii se creó el 100th Battalion con soldados Nisei provenientes de la Guardia Nacional, se integró en la 34 Infantry Division participando en la campaña italiana. Durante la guerra acabaron integrándose en el 442nd Infantry Regiment.