Pvt Shinyei Nakamine

Pvt Shinyei Nakamine

Birth
Waianae, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
Death 2 Jun 1944 (aged 24)
Italy
Burial Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
Plot Section D, Grave 402
Memorial ID 7814746 · View Source
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World War II Congressional Medal of Honor recipient. Served as a Private, US Army, B Company, 100th Battalion, 34th Infantry Division at La Torreto, Italy. During an attack on June 2, 1944, his platoon became pinned down by enemy machinegun fire. He charged forward, killed three Germans and captured two in taking out the machinegun nest. Later in the day, he led another attack that took out another machinegun nest. Spotting a third machinegun emplacement, he led another charge and was killed. He and 21 other Asian American Veterans were recognized by President Clinton at a White House Ceremony on June 21, 2000.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith

Gravesite Details Entered the service from Hawaii.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
  • Added: 1 Sep 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7814746
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Shinyei Nakamine (26 Feb 1920–2 Jun 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7814746, citing National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .