"Coat of Arms for the 100th Infantry Battalion"
By H.F.C., 1943
Gouache on paper
15 1/8 " x 12 1/2" National Archives and Records Administration, Records of the Adjutant
General's Office, 1917
Distinctive Military Insignia This coat of arms was designed for the 100th Infantry
Battalion, an Army unit composed of Japanese Americans from Hawaii that
fought in the Italian campaigns of World War II. The blue color in the
coat of arms signifies infantry, while the taro leaf and warrior's helmet
are identified with Hawaii. The 100th Battalion established an outstanding
record of gallantry, becoming one of the most decorated Army units in
the European Theater of Operations.