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Asian-American Recipients of the Medal of Honor

 

Name
Date/Place of Birth
Date Of Action
Military Unit
Presentation
Date of Death
Entered Service At:
Place of Action
Place of Burial
Private
Jose B. Nisperos
US Army
Dec 30, 1887 
 San Fernandos Un.,  PI
Sep 24, 1911 
 Lapurap, Basilan Island, PI
34th Company, Philippine Scouts Presented On the Parade Grounds, Manila, Philippine Islands By Mrs. J. Franklin Bell, wife of the commanding officer on Feb 03, 1913 Sep 01, 1922
New Municipal Cem. - San Fernandos Union, PI
San Fernandos Union, Philippine Islands
Fireman Second Class
Telesforo De La Cruz Trinidad
US Navy
Nov 25, 1890
 New Washington,  PI
Jan 21, 1915 
Aboard Ship, At Sea
U.S.S. San Diego Aug, 1915 May 08, 1968
Imus Cem. - Imus, Cavite, PI
Philippine Islands
World War II
Sergeant
Jose Calugas
US Army
Dec 29, 1907
Barrio Tagsing, Leon, Iloilo, PI
Jan 16, 1942 
Culis, Bataan Province, Philippine Islands
Philippine Scouts, Battery B, 1st Bn, 88th Field Artillery, 23d Division Presented At Pampanga, Camp Olivas, Philippine Islands By General George C. Marshall on Apr 30, 1945 Jan 18, 1998
Fort Stotsenburg, PI
Private
Mikio Hasemoto
US Army
Jul 13, 1916 
 Honolulu, Hawaii
Nov 29, 1943 
Cerasuolo, Italy
Company B, 100th Infantry Battalion (Separate) Presented To His Family At the White House By President William J. Clinton on Jun 21, 2000 Nov 29, 1943 
(Killed In Action)
Schofield Barracks, Hawaii
Staff Sergeant
Allan M. Ohata
US Army
Sep 13, 1918 
Honolulu, Hawaii
Nov 29 & 30, 1943 
Cerasuolo, Italy
Company B, 100th Infantry Battalion (Separate) Presented To His Family At the White House By President William J. Clinton on Jun 21, 2000 Oct 17, 1977
Honolulu, Hawaii
Private
Shizuya Hayashi
US Army
Nov 28, 1917 
Waiakea, Oahu, HI
Nov 29, 1943 
Cerasuolo, Italy
Company A, 100th Infantry Battalion (Separate) Presented At the White House By President William J. Clinton on Jun 21, 2000 Still Living
Schofield Barracks, HI
Staff Sergeant
Rudolph B. Davila
US Army
Apr 27, 1916  
El Paso, TX
May 28, 1944  Artena, Italy Company H, 7th Infantry Presented At the White House By President William J. Clinton on Jun 21, 2000 Still Living
Los Angeles, CA
Private
Shinyei Nakamine
US Army
Jan 21, 1920
Waianae, Oahu, Hawaii
Jun 2, 1944 
La Torreto, Italy
Company B, 100th Infantry Battalion (Separate) Presented To His Family At the White House By President William J. Clinton on Jun 21, 2000 Jun 2, 1944 
(Killed In Action)
Honolulu, Hawaii
Technical Sergeant
Yeiki Kobashigawa
US Army
Sep 28, 1917
Hilo, HI
Jun 2, 1944 
Lanuvio, Italy
Company B, 100th Infantry Battalion (Separate) Presented At the White House By President William J. Clinton on Jun 21, 2000 Still Living
Honolulu, HI
Private First Class
Kiyoshi Muranaga
US Army
Los Angeles, CA Jun 26, 1944 
 Suvereto, Italy
Company F, 442d Infantry Presented To His Family At the White House By President William J. Clinton on Jun 21, 2000 Jun 26, 1944
(Killed In Action)
Ameche, CO
Private First Class
Frank H. Ono
US Army
North Judson, IN Jul 4, 1944 
 Castellina, Italy
Company G, 442d Regimental Combat Team Presented To His Family At the White House By President William J. Clinton on Jun 21, 2000 1980
Indianapolis, IN
Private First Class
William Nakamura
US Army
Jan 21, 1922 
Seattle, WA
Jul 4, 1944 
Castellina, Italy
Company G, 442d Infantry Presented To His Family At the White House By President William J. Clinton on Jun 21, 2000 Jul 4, 1944 
(Killed In Action)
Evergreen-Washelli Cem. - Seattle, WA
Minidoka Relocation Center, Hunt, ID
Technical Sergeant
Ted T. Tanouye
US Army
Torrance, CA Jul 7, 1944 
Molina A. Ventoabbto, Italy
Company K, 442d Infantry Presented To His Family At the White House By President William J. Clinton on Jun 21, 2000 Oct 19, 1944 
(Killed In Action)
Fort MacArthur, CA
Private First Class
Kaoru Moto
US Army
Apr 25, 1917 Spreckelsville, Hawaii Jul 7, 1944 
Castellina, Italy
Company C, 100th Infantry Battalion (Separate) Presented To His Family At the White House By President William J. Clinton on Jun 21, 2000 Aug 26, 1992
Nat. Memorial of the Pacific - Honolulu, HI
Spreckelsville, Maui, HI
Staff Sergeant
Kazuo Otani
US Army
Visalia, CA Jul 15, 1944 
Pieve di S. Luce, Italy
Company G, 442d Infantry Presented To His Family At the White House By President William J. Clinton on Jun 21, 2000 Jul 15, 1944 
(Killed In Action)
Rivers Relocation Center, AZ
Private
Masato Nakae
US Army
Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii Aug 19, 1944 
Pisa, Italy
Company A, 100th/442d Infantry Presented To His Family At the White House By President William J. Clinton on Jun 21, 2000 1998
Honolulu, Hawaii
Private
Barney F. Hajiro
US Army
Sep 16, 1916 
Punene, Maui, Hawaii
Oct 19, 22, & 29, 1944 - Bruyeres and Biffontaine, France Company I, 442d Regimental Combat Team Presented At the White House By President William J. Clinton on Jun 21, 2000 Still Living
Honolulu, Hawaii
Staff Sergeant
Robert T. Kuroda
US Army
Nov 8, 1922 
Aiea, Oahu, Hawaii
Oct 20, 1944 
Bruyeres, France
Company H, 442d Regimental Combat Team Presented To His Family At the White House By President William J. Clinton on Jun 21, 2000 Oct 20, 1944 
(Killed In Action)
Honolulu, Hawaii
Captain
Francis B. Wai
US Army
Apr 14, 1917 
Honolulu, Hawaii
Oct 20, 1944 
Leyte, Philippine Islands
Headquarters, 34th Infantry Presented To His Family At the White House By President William J. Clinton on Jun 21, 2000 Oct 20, 1944 
(Killed In Action)
Nat.
Memorial of the Pacific - Honolulu, HI
Honolulu, Hawaii
Technician Fifth Grade
James K. Okubo
US Army
May 30, 1920 Oct 28 - 29, 1944 
Biffontaine, France
442d Regimental Combat Team Presented To His Family At the White House By President William J. Clinton on Jun 21, 2000 1967
Bellingham, WA
Private
George T. Sakato
US Army
Feb 19, 1921 
Colton, California
Oct 29, 1944 
Biffontaine, France
Company E, 442d Regimental Combat Team Presented At the White House By President William J. Clinton on Jun 21, 2000 Still Living
Glendale, Arizona
Private First Class
Joe M. Nishimoto
US Army
Fresno, CA Nov 7, 1944 
La Houssiere, France
Company G. 442d Regimental Combat Team Presented To His Family At the White House By President William J. Clinton on Jun 21, 2000 Nov 15, 1944
(Killed In Action)
Marion, OH
Private First Class
Sadao S. Munemori
US Army
Aug 17, 1922
Los Angeles, CA
Apr 05, 1945 
Seravezza, Italy
Company A, 100th Infantry Bn, 34th Infantry Division Presented To His Mother on Mar 13, 1946 Apr 05, 1945
 (Killed In Action)
Evergreen Cem. - Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles, CA
Technical Sergeant
Yukio Okutsu
US Army
Nov 3, 1921 
Koloa, Kauai, HI
Apr 7, 1945
Mount Belvedere, Italy
Company F, 442d Regimental Combat Team Presented At the White House By President William J. Clinton on Jun 21, 2000 Still Living
Koloa, Kaui, HI
Private
Joe Hayashi
US Army
Aug 14, 1920 
Salinas, CA
Apr 20 & 22, 1945 
Tendola, Italy
Company K, 442d Regimental Combat Team Presented To His Family At the White House By President William J. Clinton on Jun 21, 2000 Apr 22, 1945 
(Killed In Action)
Pasadena, CA
Second Lieutenant
Daniel K. Inouye
US Army
Sep 7, 1924 
Honolulu, HI
Apr 21, 1945
San Terenzo, Italy
Company E, 442d Infantry Presented At the White House By President William J. Clinton on Jun 21, 2000 Still Living
Honolulu, HI
Korea
Corporal
Hiroshi Miyamura
US Army
Oct 06, 1925 
Gallup, NM
Apr 24 & 25, 1951 
Taejon-ni, Korea
Company H, 2d Bn, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division Presented At the White House By President Dwight D. Eisenhower on Oct 27, 1953 Still Living
Gallup, NM
Sergeant
Leroy A. Mendonca
US Army
Aug 02, 1932 
Honolulu, HI
Jul 04, 1951 
Chich-on, Korea
Company B, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division Presented To His Mother At The Pentagon By General Omar N. Bradley on Aug 14, 1952 Jul 04, 1951 
(Killed In Action)

Nat. Memorial Cem. of the Pacific - Honolulu, HI
Honolulu, HI
Private First Class
Herbert K. Pililaau
US Army
Oct 10, 1928 
Waianae, HI
Sep 17, 1951 
Pia-ri, Korea
Company C, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division Presented To His Father At The Pentagon By Secretary of the Army Frank C. Pace on Mar 26, 1952 Sep 17, 1951 
(Killed In Action)
Nat.
Memorial Cem. of the Pacific - Honolulu, HI
Oahu, HI
Vietnam  
Staff Sergeant
Elmelindo Smith
US Army
Jul 27, 1935 
Honolulu, HI
Feb 16, 1967 
Vietnam
Company C, 2d Battalion, 8th Infantry, 4th Infantry Division To His Family At The Pentagon by Secretary of the Army Stanley A. Resor on October 03, 1968 Feb 16, 1967 
(Killed In Action)
Nat. Memorial Cem. of the Pacific - Honolulu, HI
Honolulu, HI
First Sergeant
Rodney Yano
US Army
Dec 13, 1943 
Kealakekua Kona, HI
Jan 01, 1969 
Bien Hoa, Vietnam
Air Cavalry Troop, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment Presented To His Family At the White House By President Richard M. Nixon on Apr 07, 1970 Jan 01, 1969 
(Killed In Action)
Nat. Memorial Cem. of the Pacific - Honolulu, HI
Honolulu, HI
Corporal
Terry Kawamura
US Army
Dec 10, 1949 
Wahiawa, HI
Mar 20, 1969
Camp Radcliff, Vietnam
173d Engineer Company, 173d Airborne Brigade Presented To His Family At the White House By President Richard M. Nixon on Feb 16, 1971 Mar 20, 1969 
(Killed In Action)
Mililani Memorial Park - Pearl City, HI
Oahu, HI

 

 

 

 

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