Yeiki Kobashigawa Jesse Russell

ISBN: 9785511894065

Published: January 3rd 2012


48 pages


Yeiki Kobashigawa  by  Jesse Russell

Yeiki Kobashigawa by Jesse Russell
January 3rd 2012 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 48 pages | ISBN: 9785511894065 | 10.25 Mb

High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Yeiki Kobashigawa (Japanese:, September 28, 1917 - March 31, 2005) was a soldier in United States Army who received the Medal of Honor in World War II during actions near Lanuvio, Italy. Kobashigawa, who fought with the 100th Infantry Battalion, was awarded the Medal of Honor for leading a squad in destroying several German machine gun nests. He was initially awarded the Distinguished Service Cross in 1944 which was eventually upgraded to the Medal of Honor upon military review on June 21, 2000. The review examined whether or not Asian Americans who fought in uniform during the war were treated unfairly due to prejudice.

Twenty-two Americans of Asian ancestry who had fought in World War II were awarded the Medal after the review. Kobashigawa was one of only a handful still alive in 2000 to receive the Medal during a White House ceremony. After the war, Kobashigawa worked as a maintenance mechanic.

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