Pvt Hideo Yasui

Pvt Hideo Yasui

Sumner, Pierce County, Washington, USA
Death 22 Oct 1944 (aged 24)
Burial Epinal, Departement des Vosges, Lorraine, France
Plot B Row 47 Grave 9
Memorial ID 56376473 · View Source
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Son of Frank M. Yasui who resided in Seattle, Washington.

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

He resided in King County, Washington prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on March 19, 1942 in Tacoma, Washington. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as an Actor 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.

Hideo was "Killed In Action" during the fighting in and around Bruyeres, France during the war and was awarded the Purple Heart with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster.

Service # 39171202


Information on Pvt Hideo Yasui 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 56376473
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Hideo Yasui (9 Nov 1919–22 Oct 1944), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56376473, citing Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial, Epinal, Departement des Vosges, Lorraine, France ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .