Isao Victor Yamashita, Staff Sergeant, Company D, 100th/442nd RCT. For the transcript of an interview with him, located on the 100th Battalion website, and as printed in their Puka Puka Parade newsletter dated September/October 1981, please click on the link below.
Yamashita is the soldier leading the other men in the photo above. It was taken by a U.S. Army photographer on May 28, 1944, on Highway 7 from Cisterna to Valletri on the way to Rome. It pictures his squad moving up to the front.