The 442nd Infantry Regiment was a segregated unit formed by the United States Military. This U.S. Army regiment, composed mainly of Japanese American soldiers, became one of the most decorated units for its size and length of service in the history of the United States Military. Due to their exceptional combat records and the high number of casualties, they were nicknamed the "Purple Heart Battalion." 442, Extreme Patriots of WWII is a film about the 100th Battalion and the 442nd Regimental Combat Team who were first seen as the problem, but later proved to be the problem-solvers. It's a story of the 442 veterans, their struggle and their victories as American soldiers and civilians.
Coupled with the film 442, Extreme Patriots of WWII, is the music of world-renowned Grammy and Golden Globe Award-winning artist, Kitaro. Kitaro's various sound collaborations and resonant, multi-textured compositions, with their crescendos of passion and oases of serenity dramatically intertwines a powerful and vivid sphere of consciousness to this riveting chapter of Japanese American History during World War II. Also included on this disc is dialogue from the film, including current U.S. Senator Daniel Inouye, George Takei, decorated veterans and Medal Of Honor Recipents.