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Mikio Hasemoto
Birth: Jul. 13, 1916
Honolulu
Honolulu County
Hawaii, USA
Death: Dec. 1, 1943
Cerasuolo
Provincia di Isernia
Molise, Italy

World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served in the United States Army during World War II as a Private in Company B, 100th Infantry Battalion, which was made up almost entirely of Japanese-Americans from Hawaii and the west coast of the United States. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at Cerasuolo, Italy, on November 29, 1943. His citation reads "A force of approximately 40 enemy soldiers, armed with machine guns, machine pistols, rifles, and grenades, attacked the left flank of his platoon. Two enemy soldiers with machine guns advanced forward, firing their weapons. Private Hasemoto, an automatic rifleman, challenged these two machine gunners. After firing four magazines at the approaching enemy, his weapon was shot and damaged. Unhesitatingly, he ran 10 yards to the rear, secured another automatic rifle and continued to fire until his weapon jammed. At this point, Private Hasemoto and his squad leader had killed approximately 20 enemy soldiers. Again, Private Hasemoto ran through a barrage of enemy machine gun fire to pick up an M-1 rifle. Continuing their fire, Private Hasemoto and his squad leader killed 10 more enemy soldiers. With only three enemy soldiers left, he and his squad leader charged courageously forward, killing one, wounding one, and capturing another. The following day, Private Hasemoto continued to repel enemy attacks until he was killed by enemy fire. Private Hasemoto's extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit on him, his unit, and the United States Army". Originally awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for his heroism, on June 21, 2000, President Bill Clinton posthumously awarded him his Medal, along with 21 other Asian-Americans from World War II. 
 
Note: Entered the service from Hawaii.
 
Burial:
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific
Honolulu
Honolulu County
Hawaii, USA
Plot: Section D, Grave 338
 
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