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Pfc. Sadao Munemori
Pfc. Sadao Munemori

"Pfc. Sadao S. Munemori, a young Nisei from California, won America's highest award for bravery -- the Congressional Medal of Honor -- in the Italian campaign. Near Seravezza, Italy, on April 5, 1945, Munemori single-handedly wiped out two Nazi machine gun nests, killed three and wounded two of the gunners, and then gave his own life by throwing himself upon an exploding grenade to save the lives of two comrades from the 442nd Regimental Combat Team."
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A medal of honor commemorating PFC Munemori's heroism was presented to his mother, Mrs. Nawa Munemori, on March 13, 1946.
Later, a US freighter was renamed in his honor. The Sadao S. Munenori became the first US military ship to bear a Japanese name.
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