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George Taro Sakato Collection

George Taro Sakato Collection

Biographical Information

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Name:
George Taro Sakato
State of Birth:
CA
Home State:
CO
Note
Veteran's biographical form lists race/ethnicity as Japanese-American.
Gender
Male
Race
Asian

War or Conflict
World War, 1939-1945
Military Status
Veteran
Dates of Service
1944-1945
Entrance into Service
Enlisted
Branch of Service
Army
Unit of Service
3rd Squad, 3rd Platoon, Company E, 2nd Battalion, 442nd Regimental Combat Team (RCT), 36th Infantry Division
Location of Service
Camp Blanding, Florida; Camp Shelby, Mississippi; Oran, Algeria; Naples, Italy; Biffontaine, France; Germany; European Theater
Battles/Campaigns
Rhineland, Vosges Mountains
Highest Rank
Private
Prisoner of War
No
Service History Note
The veteran earned the Medal of Honor for his service at Hill 617 near Biffontaine, France on 10/29/1944. He was hit by shrapnel while his unit was trying to rescue the "Lost Battalion" (1st Battalion, 141st Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division) on Hill 617.

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Type of Resource:
Video: Betacam SP [1 item] -- Oral history interview
Video: Betacam SP [1 item] -- Oral history interview
Manuscript: Biographical information [2 items] -- Typewritten document
Manuscript: Transcript [1 item] -- Transcription of video recording
Interviewer:
unknown interviewer
Contributor:
Thomas Wilkerson
Contributor Affiliation/Organization:
Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation (CMOH)
Collection #:
AFC/2001/001/89776
Subjects:
Sakato, George Taro
World War, 1939-1945--Personal Narratives
United States. Army.
Cite as:
George Taro Sakato Collection
(AFC/2001/001/89776), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
 
 

 

Last Edit: 2022-04-18
 

 

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