Sgt George Washington Suyama

Sgt George Washington Suyama

Great Falls, Cascade County, Montana, USA
Death 22 Oct 1944 (aged 27)
Burial Epinal, Departement des Vosges, Lorraine, France
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George served as a Sergeant, 442nd Infantry Regiment, U.S. Army during World War II.

He resided in Lewis Clark County, Montana prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on December 23, 1941 in Missoula, Montana. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Driver 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.

George was declared "Missing In Action" near Bruyeres, France during during the war. He was awarded the Bronze Star with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster, and the Purple Heart.

Service # 19055942

George was not officially declared as being dead by the military until October 23, 1945, 1 year and 1 day after he went missing as was the custom.

(Bio by: Russ Pickett)

Information on Sgt George W. Suyama being one of eleven Japanese-Americans interred at Epinal submitted by Dwight "Andy" Anderson.


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  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 7 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56375835
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt George Washington Suyama (7 Oct 1917–22 Oct 1944), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56375835, citing Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial, Epinal, Departement des Vosges, Lorraine, France ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .