To All 442nd RCT Veterans’ Families
(updated 8 Sept 2017)
IN ADDITION to supporting living Veterans with applying for the French Legion of Honor, S&D member Jeff Morita is also generously assisting Veterans AND their families with a program on US Army One-Time Replacement of Awards and Decorations.
Not many veterans, or their primary next-of-kin family know about the US Army gratuitous (FREE) one-time replacement of awards and decorations program. For more info, see the PDF flyer near the bottom of this page.
Legion of Honor medals recently approved for:
James Morita, F Co/2nd Bn, 442nd
Masayoshi Nakamura, I Co/3rd Bn, 442nd
Tetsuo Tateishi, A Co/100th Bn
Harold Zenyei Afuso, H Co/3rd Bn, 442nd, and
Futao Terashima, I Co/3rd Bn, 442nd
CONGRATULATIONS to the veterans and their families.
S&D member Jeffrey Morita of Mililani is generously assisting any 442nd veteran to apply for and receive the Legion of Honor, France’s highest award. This medal is only given to those still living, although once the application has been received by the French government, if the recipient passes away the medal will be presented to his family. To date, Jeff has submitted applications for the following veterans:
Seichi Joseph Oshiro, L Co., 442nd (new)
Hajime Miyamoto, Med. Detachment, Hq., 442nd
Minoru Tamashiro, Hq. Co., 3rd Bn, 442nd
Harold Watase, I Co., 442nd
Norman Noboru Kamada, F Co/2nd Bn
Takashi “Bolo” Shirakata, 206th AGFB/442nd
Yutaka Doi, A Co., 100th/442nd
Kenneth Yoichi Sugai, G Co., 442nd
Charles Toyoji Ijima, 232nd Combat Engineer Co., 442nd
Hideo Nakayama, L Co., 442nd
Takashi Aragaki, I Co., 442nd (owned Sputnik’s Restaurant in Hilo)
Masatsu Kawamoto, I Co., 442nd (lives in Hawi)
Don Matsuda, A Co., 100th (former Club 100 President)
Shigeru Oshita, Hq. Co., 100th/442nd (passed away after application was filed)
Kenny M. Shimabukuro, K Co., 442nd
Hiromi Fujimura, B Co, 100 & H Co, 442nd (corrected)
All those with a family member who has not received this prestigious award please contact Jeffrey directly at email@example.com or call our S&D chapter member Bill Wright at 425-922-9229.
(Photos of Joe Obayashi (522nd FAB) and his family at his French Legion of Honor award ceremony held at 15 Craigside in 2016, and award applicant Kenny Shimabukuro at the 442nd Veterans Banquet in 2011.)