PFC Hachiro Mukai

PFC Hachiro Mukai

California, USA
Death 22 Oct 1944 (aged 24–25)
Burial Epinal, Departement des Vosges, Lorraine, France
Plot B Row 6 Grave 58
Memorial ID 56374415 · View Source
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He was related to Mrs. Riyo Mukai who resided in Bridgeton, New Jersey.

Hachiro served as a Private First Class, 442nd Infantry Regiment, U.S. Army during World War II.

He resided in Santa Clara County, California prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on February 2, 1942 at the Presido of Monterey, California. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Farm Hand and also as Single, without dependents.

On October 14, 1944 the 442nd Infantry, along with the 100th Infantry Battalion (attached), were assigned to liberate Bruyeres, France which was considered a gateway to entering Germany during the war. They were tasked to attack, what was called at that time, Hill's A, B, C, and D. Each hill was heavily guarded, as each hill was key in order to take and secure Bruyeres. Hitler had ordered the German frontline to fight at all costs as this was the last barrier between the Allied forces and Germany.

Hachiro was "Killed In Action" during the fighting in and around Bruyeres, France during the war and was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 39088195


Information on PFC Hachiro Mukai being one of eleven Japanese-Americans interred at Epinal submitted by Dwight "Andy" Anderson.

(Bio by: Russell S. "Russ" Pickett)



  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 7 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56374415
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for PFC Hachiro Mukai (1919–22 Oct 1944), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56374415, citing Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial, Epinal, Departement des Vosges, Lorraine, France ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .