100th Infantry Battalion

  • 298th & 299th Regiments activated

    298th and 299th infantry regiments of the Hawaii National Guard are activated and integrated into the U.S. Army. In the 12 months preceding Pearl Harbor, approximately half of the 3,000 men who are either drafted or volunteer for service in the U.S. Army are Americans of Japanese Ancestry (AJA). Almost all are assigned to the 298th or 299th and undergo basic training at Schofield Barracks.
  • Japan bombs Pearl Harbor

    December 7, 1941Japan bombs Pearl Harbor. Members of the 2nd Battalion of the 298th guard the Windward coastline of Oahu, while the 1st Battalion of the 298th is stationed at Schofield Barracks. Martial law is declared.
  • AJA men classified as enemy aliens

    War Department classifies AJA men of draft age 4-C, “enemy aliens.”
  • 298th & 299th join

    Some 1,432 men of the 298th and 299th gather at Schofield Barracks to join the new Hawaiian Provisional Infantry Battalion. The unit is led by Colonel Farrant Turner; second in command is Executive Officer James Lovell.
  • 100th continues training at Camp Shelby, MS

    100th leaves Camp McCoy for further training at Camp Shelby, Mississippi. Later, they will continue field maneuvers at Camp Claiborne in Louisiana until June.
  • 100th receives colors & motto

    100th Infantry Battalion receives its battalion colors and motto, “Remember Pearl Harbor," as requested by the unit. The unit leaves Camp Shelby on August 11 by train for Camp Kilmer, New Jersey. From there, it goes to Staten Island and boards the SS James Parker, departing on the 21st.
  • Clubhouse completed

    Clubhouse is completed on the 10th anniversary of Club 100, conceived while the 100th was stationed at Camp McCoy.