SUN SURF 4 BUZZ One Puka Puka Hawaiian shirt - Navy
Sun Surf and Buzz Ricksons Hawaiian Shirt collaboration of the famous "One Puka Puka" Infantry Battalion.
Formed after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the unit was made up primarily of second generation Japanese/American personnel.
In World War II, the Nisei battalion was composed largely of former members of the Hawaii Army National Guard. The 100th saw heavy combat during World War II, starting in September 1943 and continuing after being attached as a battalion of the Nisei 442nd Regimental Combat Team in June 1944. The unit was unofficially nicknamed the Purple Heart Battalion, with the motto "Remember Pearl Harbor" and "Go for Broke", which was later adopted by other Japanese-American units.
The United States highest award for combat valor, the Medal of Honor, was conferred upon twenty-one members of the 100th Infantry battalion of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team of World War II.
On 5 October 2010, Congress approved the granting of the Congressional Gold Medal to the 442nd Regimental Combat Team and the 100th Infantry Battalion, as well as the 6,000 Japanese Americans who served in the Military Intelligence Service during the war. The Nisei Soldiers of World War II Congressional Gold Medal was collectively presented on November 2, 2011.
This shirt is a perfect reproduction of the original shirts made HOLOHOLO in the 1950s. Made from real rayon fabric these shirts feel and drape just like an original vintage Hawaiian shirt should.