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TSgt Uetaro Sanmonji

TSgt Uetaro Sanmonji

Birth
California, USA
Death 28 Oct 1944 (aged 27–28)
France
Burial Epinal, Departement des Vosges, Lorraine, France
Plot B Row 22 Grave 69
Memorial ID 56375327 · View Source
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Brother of Mary Sanmonji who resided in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Uetaro served as a Technical Sergeant, 442nd Infantry Regiment, U.S. Army during World War II.

He resided in Los Angeles County, California prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on March 16, 1942 in Los Angeles, California. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Sales clerk 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.

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

Service # 19081114

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Information on TSgt Uetaro Sanmonji being one of eleven Japanese-Americans interred at Epinal submitted by Dwight "Andy" Anderson.

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


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  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 7 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56375327
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for TSgt Uetaro Sanmonji (1916–28 Oct 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56375327, citing Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial, Epinal, Departement des Vosges, Lorraine, France ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .