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Kazuo Otani
Birth: Jun. 2, 1918
Death: Jul. 15, 1944

World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was a member of the famed Japanese-American 442nd Regimental Combat team during World War II. While advancing his unit was pinned down in an open field by enemy fire. He left his cover and attacked and killed an enemy sniper who was firing at his men with deadly effect. He then ran to a cliff and directed his men over it. He then remained in the open drawing the enemy fire while his men sought cover. He took partial cover to direct his men until one of them was seriously wounded, then he left his partial cover to go to the man, drag him to cover and administer first aid. He was mortally wounded performing this deed. (bio by: William Sweeney) 
 
Burial:
Liberty Veterans Cemetery
Fresno
Fresno County
California, USA
 
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Originally Created by: William Sweeney
Record added: Apr 11, 2005
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Kazuo Otani
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Kazuo Otani
Added by: William Sweeney
 
Kazuo Otani
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