Kaoru Atarashi Moto

Kaoru Atarashi Moto

Birth
Makawao, Maui County, Hawaii, USA
Death 26 Aug 1992 (aged 75)
Makawao, Maui County, Hawaii, USA
Burial Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
Plot Court 2, Wall F, Row 400, Niche 422
Memorial ID 7802129 · View Source
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World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served as a Private First Class, C Company, 100th Battalion. On July 7, 1944 while stationed as a forward scout at Castellina, Italy he attacked a machine-gun nest, took a prisoner, then captured a house used as an observation post. Even being wounded, he continued to defend the position from being retaken by the Germans. Later, he spotted another machine-gun nest and opened fire, wounding two Germans and capturing the others. In a White House ceremony June 21, 2000, he received his posthumous award along with 21 other Asian American Veterans.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


Inscription

Medal of Honor
PFC 100 BN 442 Inf
World War II


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  • Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
  • Added: 28 Aug 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7802129
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Kaoru Atarashi Moto (25 Apr 1917–26 Aug 1992), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7802129, citing National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .