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Masato Nakae
Birth: Dec. 20, 1917
Lihue
Kauai County
Hawaii, USA
Death: Sep. 4, 1998

World War II Congressional Medal of Honor recipient. Served as a Private First Class, US Army, A Company, 100th Battalion, 34 Infantry Division at Pisa, Italy. Defending an outpost position on August 19, 1944, his machine gun became damaged by a shell fragment, he picked up a wounded comrade's rifle to hold off the enemy with rifle grenades. Wounded during a mortar barrage, he refused to leave and continued to fire, forcing the Germans to withdraw. He passed away in 1998. At a White House ceremony June 21, 2000, he and 21 other Asian Americans Veterans were recognized. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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  Haruko Nakae (1913 - 1969)*
 
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Burial:
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific
Honolulu
Honolulu County
Hawaii, USA
Plot: Section U, Grave 1446
GPS (lat/lon): 21.31164, -157.84419
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: Sep 01, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7814668
Masato Nakae
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Masato Nakae
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