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Term Definition
Day of Remembrance  An annual ceremony commemorating the signing of Executive Order 9066 on February 19, 1942, and the resulting forced removal of more than 110,000 persons of Japanese descent in America to incarceration centers. 
Death March A forced march of prisoners of war (POW) or others held against their will that leads to their death.
Decoration A badge of honor. 
Defense Language Institute

Currently, the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC). Located at the Presidio in Monterey, California, the Institute has its origins in the Military Intelligence Service Language School (MISLS), which moved from Fort Snelling, Minnesota, to the Presidio in 1946. Then called the US Army Language School, it was reorganized in 1963 and renamed the Defense Language Institute (DLI). The Institute gives instruction in more than 20 languages and sends its graduates all over the world.  


In military terms, a group of troops separated from the main unit.


Discrimination occurs when the civil rights of an individual are denied or thwarted because of his or her membership in a particular group. Discrimination can be based on race, sex, age, national origin, class, sexual orientation and other forms of identity.

Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) The Distinguished Service Cross is awarded to Army personnel for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an opposing armed force. It is the second highest Army decoration, second only to the Medal of Honor
Division A main tactical and administrative US Army unit, consisting of about 10,000 to 16,000 soldiers, and commanded by a Major General and assisted by two Brigadier Generals.
Dog tag An identification tag for military personnel. 
Draft The system for or act of selecting qualified citizens for military service. 
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