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    areas The battles at Guadalcanal demonstrated the need to train U S troops for jungle warfare In December 1942 the Army opened the Ranger and Combat Training School at Schofield Barracks Using the jungle like terrain of central O ahu and simulated Japanese defenses the school taught hand to hand combat stream crossing techniques demolitions and the use of special tactics and weapons flame throwers mortars and small arms More

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    May 1942 after demonstrating loyalty and enthusiasm many of these Americans of Japanese ancestry AJAs were organized into the Hawaiian Provisional Battalion and sent to the mainland for training At Camp McCoy Wisconsin on June 12th the unit was officially designated the 100th Infantry Battalion Separate The battalion s exemplary performance in training convinced the War Department to recruit more AJAs Transferred to Camp Shelby Mississippi in January 1943 the battalion watched the formation of the 442nd Regimental Combat Teams from Hawai i and the mainland Over 10 000 AJAs volunteered for fewer than 3000 spaces in the new unit Some Hawaiian AJAs also served at home The 1399th Engineer Battalion was locally recruited to meet the heavy demands for military construction projects on O ahu Belaying their adopted nickname the Chow Hounds these soldiers labored with skill and enthusiasm to complete all their assigned projects Go For Broke in Europe Because the Japanese American soldiers faced great prejudice and distrust they felt compelled to fight all the harder to prove their loyalty The 100th Battalion went into combat near Salerno Italy September 1943 Nine months later the 442nd Regimental Combat Team joined them They fought together as a unit

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    News from home The United States responded to Communist aggression along with other United Nations forces The 25th Division from Hawai i serving as occupational forces in Japan was sent to Korea landing at Pohangdong on July 19 Concurrently the 5th Regimental Combat Team had its colors returned to Hawai i in 1949 and was recruiting soldiers locally Ordered into combat the regiment reached Korea on July 31 1950 and

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    the 29th Infantry Brigade Hawai i National Guard was ordered to active duty at Schofield Barracks Over 500 Guardsmen saw combat duty in Vietnam High Price For So Little The Tet Offensive in early 1968 changed the course of the Vietnam War The North Vietnamese Army well armed and well equipped was defeated on the battlefield in every encounter but the shock to Americans at home solidified anti war sentiment

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    2015 PDF 7 70 MB Summer 2015 PDF 10 53 MB Spring 2015 PDF 5 79 MB Winter 2014 PDF 4 64 MB Summer 2014 PDF 7 44 MB Spring 2014 PDF 3 47 MB Winter 2013 PDF 1 21 MB Spring 2013 PDF 2 25 MB Fall 2012 newsletter PDF 2 12 MB Summer 2012 newsletter PDF 1 9 MB Spring 2012 newsletter PDF 1 3 MB Fall 2011 newsletter PDF 5 50 MB Summer 2011 newsletter PDF 7 MB Winter Spring 2011 newsletter PDF 11 17 MB Summer Fall 2010 newsletter PDF 932 KB Spring Summer 2010 newsletter PDF 11 MB Fall 2009 newsletter PDF 5 5 MB Summer 2009 newsletter PDF 6 24 MB Spring 2009 newsletter PDF 4 89 MB Winter 2009 newsletter PDF 7 60 MB Summer 2008 newsletter PDF 4351K Spring 2008 newsletter PDF 1157K Fall 2007 newsletter PDF 2092K Summer 2007 newsletter Summer 2007 PDF 835K Spring 2007 newsletter Spring 2007 PDF 658K Fall 2006 newsletter PDF 5759K Summer 2006 newsletter PDF 807K April 2004 newsletter PDF 1702K January 2004 newsletter PDF 150K Note You must have Adobe Reader on your computer to open the newsletter If you do not have Adobe Reader

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    Honor Kim Song Valley Republic of Vietnam 27 December 1966 Private Frst Class ANTHONY T KAHOOHANOHANO U S Army Medal of Honor Posthumous Chupa ri Korea 1 September 1951 Corporal TERRY TERUO KAWAMURA U S Army Medal of Honor Posthumous Camp Radcliff Republic of Vietnam 20 March 1969 Gunnery Sergeant ALLAN JAY KELLOGG JR U S Marine Corps Medal of Honor Quang Nam Province Republic of Vietnam 11 March 1970 Technical Sergeant YEIKI KOBASHIGAWA U S Army Medal of Honor Lanuvio Italy 2 June 1944 Staff Sergeant ROBERT T KURODA U S Army Medal of Honor Posthumous Bruyeres France 20 October 1944 Sergeant LEROY A MENDONCA U S Army Medal of Honor Posthumous Chich on Korea 4 July 1951 Private First Class KAORU MOTO U S Army Medal of Honor Posthumous Castellina Italy 7 July 1944 Private MASATO NAKAE U S Army Medal of Honor Posthumous Pisa Italy 19 August 1944 Private SHINYEI NAKAMINE U S Army Medal of Honor Posthumous La Torreto Italy 2 June 1944 Staff Sergeant ALLAN M OHATA U S Army Medal of Honor Posthumous Cerasuolo Italy 29 30 November 1943 Technical Sergeant YUKIO OKUTSU U S Army Medal of Honor Mount Belvedere Italy 7 April

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    Observing that some of the defenders were unaware of an enemy force in their rear he raced through a fire swept area to warn the men turn their fire on the enemy and lead them into the secondary perimeter Assisting in the defense of the new position he aided the air landing of reinforcements by throwing white phosphorous grenades on the landing zone despite dangerously silhouetting himself with the light After helping to repulse the final enemy assaults he led a group of volunteers well beyond friendly lines to an area where 8 seriously wounded men lay Braving enemy sniper fire and ignoring the presence of booby traps in the area they recovered the 8 men who would have probably perished without early medical treatment S Sgt Jenning s extraordinary heroism and inspirational leadership saved the lives of many of his comrades and contributed greatly to the defeat of a superior enemy force His actions stand with the highest traditions of the military profession and reflect great credit upon himself his unit and the U S Army KAHO OHANOHANO ANTHONY T Rank and organization Private First Class U S Army Company H 2d Battalion 17th Infantry Regiment 7th Infantry Division Place and date Near Chup a ri Korea 1 Sept 1950 Entered service at Wailuku Maui Hi Born 1930 Maui Hi Citation For extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy of the United Nations while serving with Company H 2d Battalion 17th Infantry Regiment 7th Infantry Division Private First Class Kahoohanohano distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism in action against enemy aggressor forces in the vicinity of Chup a ri Korea on 1 September 1951 On that date Private First Class Kaho ohanohano was in charge of machine gun squads supporting the defense positioning of Company F when a numerically superior enemy force launched a fierce attack Because of the enemy s overwhelming numbers friendly troops were forced to execute a limited withdrawal As the men fell back Private First Class Kaho ohanohano ordered his squad to take up more defensible positions and provide covering fire for the withdrawing friendly force Although having been wounded in the soldier during the initial enemy assault Private First Class Kaho ohanohano gathered a supply of grenades and ammunition and returned to his original position to face the enemy alone As the hostile troops concentrated their strength against his emplacement and in an effort to overrun it Private First Class Kaho ohanohano fought fiercely and courageously delivering deadly accurate fire into the ranks of the onrushing enemy When his ammunition was depleted he engaged the enemy in hand to hand combat until he was killed Private First Class Kaho ohanohano s heroic stand so inspired his comrades that they launched a counter attack that completely repulsed the enemy Upon reaching Private First Class Kaho ohanohano s emplacement friendly troops discovered 11 enemy soldiers lying dead in front of the emplacement and two inside it killed in hand to hand combat Private First Class Kaho ohanohano s extraordinary heroism and selfish devotion to duty are in keeping with the finest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon himself the 7th Infantry Division and the United States Army KAWAMURA TERRY TERUO Rank and organization Corporal U S Army 173d Engineer Company 173d Airborne Brigade Republic of Vietnam Place and date Camp Radcliff Republic of Vietnam 20 March 1969 Entered service at Oahu Hawaii Born 10 December 1949 Wahiawa Oahu Hawaii Citation For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty Cpl Kawamura distinguished himself by heroic action while serving as a member of the 173d Engineer Company An enemy demolition team infiltrated the unit quarters area and opened fire with automatic weapons Disregarding the intense fire Cpl Kawamura ran for his weapon At that moment a violent explosion tore a hole in the roof and stunned the occupants of the room Cpl Kawamura jumped to his feet secured his weapon and as he ran toward the door to return the enemy fire he observed that another explosive charge had been thrown through the hole in the roof to the floor He immediately realized that 2 stunned fellow soldiers were in great peril and shouted a warning Although in a position to escape Cpl Kawamura unhesitatingly wheeled around and threw himself on the charge In completely disregarding his safety Cpl Kawamura prevented serious injury or death to several members of his unit The extraordinary courage and selflessness displayed by Cpl Kawamura are in the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself his unit and the U S Army Posthumous KELLOGG ALLAN JAY JR Rank and organization Gunnery Sergeant U S Marine Corps then S Sgt Company G 2d Battalion 5th Marines 1st Marine Division place and date Quang Nam province Republic of Vietnam 11 March 1970 Entered service at Bridgeport Conn Born 1 October 1943 Bethel Conn Citation For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving as a platoon sergeant with Company G in connection with combat operations against the enemy on the night of 11 March 1970 Under the leadership of G Sgt Kellogg a small unit from Company G was evacuating a fallen comrade when the unit came under a heavy volume of small arms and automatic weapons fire from a numerically superior enemy force occupying well concealed emplacements in the surrounding jungle During the ensuing fierce engagement an enemy soldier managed to maneuver through the dense foliage to a position near the marines and hurled a hand grenade into their midst which glanced off the chest of G Sgt Kellogg Quick to act he forced the grenade into the mud in which he was standing threw himself over the lethal weapon and absorbed the full effects of its detonation with his body thereby preventing serious injury or possible death to several of his fellow marines Although suffering multiple injuries to his chest and his right shoulder and arm G Sgt Kellogg resolutely continued to direct the efforts of his men until all were able to maneuver to the relative safety of the company perimeter By his heroic and decisive action in risking his life to save the lives of his comrades G Sgt Kellogg reflected the highest credit upon himself and upheld the finest traditions of the Marine Corps and the U S Naval Service KOBASHIGAWA YEIKI Technical Sergeant Yeiki Kobashigawa distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism in action on 2 June 1944 in the vicinity of Lanuvio Italy During an attack Technical Sergeant Kobashigawa s platoon encountered strong enemy resistance from a series of machine guns providing supporting fire Observing a machine gun nest 50 yards from his position Technical Sergeant Kobashigawa crawled forward with one of his men threw a grenade and then charged the enemy with his submachine gun while a fellow soldier provided covering fire He killed one enemy soldier and captured two prisoners Meanwhile Technical Sergeant Kobashigawa and his comrade were fired upon by another machine gun 50 yards ahead Directing a squad to advance to his first position Technical Sergeant Kobashigawa again moved forward with a fellow soldier to subdue the second machine gun nest After throwing grenades into the position Technical Sergeant Kobashigawa provided close supporting fire while a fellow soldier charged capturing four prisoners On the alert for other machine gun nests Technical Sergeant Kobashigawa discovered four more and skillfully led a squad in neutralizing two of them Technical Sergeant Kobashigawa s extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit on him his unit and the United States Army KURODA ROBERT T Staff Sergeant Robert T Kuroda distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism in action on 20 October 1944 near Bruyeres France Leading his men in an advance to destroy snipers and machine gun nests Staff Sergeant Kuroda encountered heavy fire from enemy soldiers occupying a heavily wooded slope Unable to pinpoint the hostile machine gun he boldly made his way through heavy fire to the crest of the ridge Once he located the machine gun Staff Sergeant Kuroda advanced to a point within ten yards of the nest and killed three enemy gunners with grenades He then fired clip after clip of rifle ammunition killing or wounding at least three of the enemy As he expended the last of his ammunition he observed that an American officer had been struck by a burst of fire from a hostile machine gun located on an adjacent hill Rushing to the officer s assistance he found that the officer had been killed Picking up the officer s submachine gun Staff Sergeant Kuroda advanced through continuous fire toward a second machine gun emplacement and destroyed the position As he turned to fire upon additional enemy soldiers he was killed by a sniper Staff Sergeant Kuroda s courageous actions and indomitable fighting spirit ensured the destruction of enemy resistance in the sector Staff Sergeant Kuroda s extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit on him his unit and the United States Army Posthumous MENDONCA LEROY A Rank and organization Sergeant U S Army Company B 7th Infantry Regiment 3d Infantry Division Place and date Near Chich on Korea 4 July 1951 Entered service at Honolulu T H Birth Honolulu T H G O No 83 3 September 1952 Citation Sgt LeRoy A Mendonca distinguished himself by conspicuous gallantry above and beyond the call of duty in action against the enemy After his platoon in an exhaustive fight had captured Hill 586 the newly won positions were assaulted during the night by a numerically superior enemy force When the 1st Platoon positions were outflanked and under great pressure and the platoon was ordered to withdraw to a secondary line of defense Sgt Mendonca voluntarily remained in an exposed position and covered the platoon s withdrawal Although under murderous enemy fire he fired his weapon and hurled grenades at the onrushing enemy until his supply of ammunition was exhausted He fought on clubbing with his rifle and using his bayonet until he was mortally wounded After the action it was estimated that Sgt Mendonca had accounted for 37 enemy casualties His daring actions stalled the crushing assault protecting the platoon s withdrawal to secondary positions and enabling the entire unit to repel the enemy attack and retain possession of the vital hilltop position Sgt Mendonca s extraordinary gallantry and exemplary valor are in keeping with the highest traditions of the U S Army Posthumous MOTO KAORU Private First Class Kaoru Moto distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism in action on 7 July 1944 near Castellina Italy While serving as first scout Private First Class Moto observed a machine gun nest that was hindering his platoon s progress On his own initiative he made his way to a point ten paces from the hostile position and killed the enemy machine gunner Immediately the enemy assistant gunner opened fire in the direction of Private First Class Moto Crawling to the rear of the position Private First Class Moto surprised the enemy soldier who quickly surrendered Taking his prisoner with him Private First Class Moto took a position a few yards from a house to prevent the enemy from using the building as an observation post While guarding the house and his prisoner he observed an enemy machine gun team moving into position He engaged them and with deadly fire forced the enemy to withdraw An enemy sniper located in another house fired at Private First Class Moto severely wounding him Applying first aid to his wound he changed position to elude the sniper fire and to advance Finally relieved of his position he made his way to the rear for treatment Crossing a road he spotted an enemy machine gun nest Opening fire he wounded two of the three soldiers occupying the position Not satisfied with this accomplishment he then crawled forward to a better position and ordered the enemy soldier to surrender Receiving no answer Private First Class Moto fired at the position and the soldiers surrendered Private First Class Moto s extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit on him his unit and the United States Army Posthumous NAKAE MASATO Private Masato Nakae distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism in action on 19 August 1944 near Pisa Italy When his submachine gun was damaged by a shell fragment during a fierce attack by a superior enemy force Private Nakae quickly picked up his wounded comrade s M 1 rifle and fired rifle grenades at the steadily advancing enemy As the hostile force continued to close in on his position Private Nakae threw six grenades and forced them to withdraw During a concentrated enemy mortar barrage that preceded the next assault by the enemy force a mortar shell fragment seriously wounded Private Nakae Despite his injury he refused to surrender his position and continued firing at the advancing enemy By inflicting heavy casualties on the enemy force he finally succeeded in breaking up the attack and caused the enemy to withdraw Private Nakae s extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit on him his unit and the United States Army Posthumous NAKAMINE SHINYEI Private Shinyei Nakamine distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism in action on 2 June 1944 near La Torreto Italy During an attack Private Nakamine s platoon became pinned down by intense machine gun crossfire from a small knoll 200 yards to the front On his own initiative Private Nakamine crawled toward one of the hostile weapons Reaching a point 25 yards from the enemy he charged the machine gun nest firing his submachine gun and killed three enemy soldiers and captured two Later that afternoon Private Nakamine discovered an enemy soldier on the right flank of his platoon s position Crawling 25 yards from his position Private Nakamine opened fire and killed the soldier Then seeing a machine gun nest to his front approximately 75 yards away he returned to his platoon and led an automatic rifle team toward the enemy Under covering fire from his team Private Nakamine crawled to a point 25 yards from the nest and threw hand grenades at the enemy soldiers wounding one and capturing four Spotting another machine gun nest 100 yards to his right flank he led the automatic rifle team toward the hostile position but was killed by a burst of machine gun fire Private Nakamine s extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit on him his unit and the United States Army OHATA ALLAN M Sergeant Allan M Ohata distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism in action on 29 and 30 November 1943 near Cerasuolo Italy Sergeant Ohata his squad leader and three men were ordered to protect his platoon s left flank against an attacking enemy force of 40 men armed with machine guns machine pistols and rifles He posted one of his men an automatic rifleman on the extreme left 15 yards from his own position Taking his position Sergeant Ohata delivered effective fire against the advancing enemy The man to his left called for assistance when his automatic rifle was shot and damaged With utter disregard for his personal safety Sergeant Ohata left his position and advanced 15 yards through heavy machine gun fire Reaching his comrade s position he immediately fired upon the enemy killing 10 enemy soldiers and successfully covering his comrade s withdrawal to replace his damaged weapon Sergeant Ohata and the automatic rifleman held their position and killed 37 enemy soldiers Both men then charged the three remaining soldiers and captured them Later Sergeant Ohata and the automatic rifleman stopped another attacking force of 14 killing four and wounding three while the others fled The following day he and the automatic rifleman held their flank with grim determination and staved off all attacks Staff Sergeant Ohata s extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit on him his unit and the United States Army Posthumous OKUTSU YUKIO Technical Sergeant Yukio Okutsu distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism in action on 7 April 1945 on Mount Belvedere Italy While his platoon was halted by the crossfire of three machine guns Technical Sergeant Okutsu boldly crawled to within 30 yards of the nearest enemy emplacement through heavy fire He destroyed the position with two accurately placed hand grenades killing three machine gunners Crawling and dashing from cover to cover he threw another grenade silencing a second machine gun wounding two enemy soldiers and forcing two others to surrender Seeing a third machine gun which obstructed his platoon s advance he moved forward through heavy small arms fire and was stunned momentarily by rifle fire which glanced off his helmet Recovering he bravely charged several enemy riflemen with his submachine gun forcing them to withdraw from their positions Then rushing the machine gun nest he captured the weapon and its entire crew of four By these single handed actions he enabled his platoon to resume its assault on a vital objective The courageous performance of Technical Sergeant Okutsu against formidable odds was an inspiration to all Technical Sergeant Okutsu s extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit on him his unit and the United States Army PILILAAU HERBERT K Rank and organization Private First Class U S Army Company C 23d Infantry Regiment 2nd Infantry Division Place and date Near Pia ri Korea 17 September 1951 Entered service at Oahu T H

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    EDWARD M ISHIBASHI Distinguished Service Cross Posthumous Satae ri Korea 12 October 1951 Staff Sergeant EDWARD N KANESHIRO Distinguished Service Cross Posthumous Republic of Vietnam 1 December 1966 First Lieutenant JOHN KUULEI KAUHAIHAO Distinguished Service Cross Posthumous Republic of Vietnam 5 September 1969 Private First Class LEROY S KAUHINI Distinguished Service Cross Posthumous Sobangsan Korea 23 and 24 June 1951 Private First Class JAMES J KAWAMURA Distinguished Service Cross Chindong ni Korea 7 August 1950 Lieutenant Colonel JOHN KIZIRIAN Distinguished Service Cross Bien Hoa Republic of Vietnam 12 and 13 May 1967 Sergeant ROBERT S KOBASHIGAWA Distinguished Service Cross Posthumous Chorwon Korea 3 October 1951 Private First Class KIICHI KODA Distinguished Service Cross Posthumous Castelllina Italy 9 July 1944 Technician Fourth Grade HOICHI KUBO Distinguished Service Cross Saipan 26 July 1944 Private First Class HARUTO KURODA Distinguished Service Cross La Torretto Italy 2 June 1944 Second Lieutenant ALBERT B V MacDONALD Distinguished Service Cross Chipyong ni Korea 1 February 1951 Staff Sergeant SHINYEI ROCKY MATAYOSHI Distinguished Service Cross Pieve di S Luce Italy 14 July 1944 First Lieutenant DAVID E MILOTTA Distinguished Service Cross Gela Sicily 11 July 1943 Staff Sergeant FUJIO MIYAMOTO Distinguished Service Cross Biffontaine France 29 October 1944 Second Lieutenant TAKEICHI T MIYASHIRO Distinguished Service Cross Castellina Italy 8 July 1944 Corporal EIJI MORISHIGE Distinguished Service Cross Posthumous Ochon ni Korea 4 February 1951 Private First Class FUMIO MORIYAMA Distinguished Service Cross Posthumous Kumul gol Korea 18 May 1951 Corporal HAROLD I NAKATA Distinguished Service Cross Surang ni Korea 6 and 7 October 1952 Private First Class ARTHUR I OKAMURA Distinguished Service Cross Posthumous Muto Korea 14 October 1951 Private THOMAS Y ONO Distinguished Service Cross La Torretto Italy 2 June 1944 Private BRUNO R ORIG Distinguished Service Cross Posthumous Chipyong ni Korea 15 February 1951 Second

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