Robert Toshi Kuroda

Robert Toshi Kuroda

Birth
Aiea, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
Death 20 Oct 1944 (aged 21)
Bruyeres, Departement des Vosges, Lorraine, France
Burial Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
Plot Section D, Grave 92
Memorial ID 7789744 · View Source
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World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served in the United States Army during World War II as a Staff Sergeant in Company B, 442nd Regimental Combat Team. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at Bruyeres, France, on October 20, 1944. His citation reads "Leading his men in an advance to destroy snipers and machine gun nests, Staff Sergeant Kuroda encountered heavy fire from enemy soldiers occupying a heavily wooded slope. Unable to pinpoint the hostile machine gun, he boldly made his way through heavy fire to the crest of the ridge. Once he located the machine gun, Staff Sergeant Kuroda advanced to a point within ten yards of the nest and killed three enemy gunners with grenades. He then fired clip after clip of rifle ammunition, killing or wounding at least three of the enemy. As he expended the last of his ammunition, he observed that an American officer had been struck by a burst of fire from a hostile machine gun located on an adjacent hill. Rushing to the officer's assistance, he found that the officer had been killed. Picking up the officer's submachine gun, Staff Sergeant Kuroda advanced through continuous fire toward a second machine gun emplacement and destroyed the position. As he turned to fire upon additional enemy soldiers, he was killed by a sniper. Staff Sergeant Kuroda's courageous actions and indomitable fighting spirit ensured the destruction of enemy resistance in the sector. Staff Sergeant Kuroda's extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit on him, his unit, and the United States Army." He was awarded his Medal of Honor posthumously by President William J. Clinton in a White House ceremony on June 21, 2000.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Find A Grave Memorial 7789744
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Toshi Kuroda (8 Nov 1922–20 Oct 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7789744, citing National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .