Tag Archives: Japanese-American

Army Pvt. Barney Hajiro proved his devotion to the U.S. during World War II when he repeatedly put his life on the line while fighting in Europe.
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During Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage month, we honor one of the most storied units in U.S. military history.
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Army Pfc. Kaoru Moto is one of the few Japanese-Americans to have earned a Medal of Honor during actions taken in World War II.
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Despite severe wounds, Army Staff Sgt. Rodney Yano saved his troubled helicopter from crashing during a firefight in Vietnam.
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By C. Todd Lopez From www.army.mil , from Army News Service WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Mitsuo “Ted” Hamasu received the Congressional Gold Medal Nov. 2 for his service in the Army during World War II as part of the all-Japanese-American 100th Infantry Battalion. Hamasu, born …
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