Sadao S. Munemori-Los Angles, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe
N 34° 02.544 W 118° 12.030
11S E 389188 N 3767507
Quick Description: World War II Medal of Honor Recipient for action near Seravezza, Italy on April 5, 1945. He was killed in action. He is buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Los Angeles, CA in Section A, Lot 2718.
Location: Hawaii, United States
Date Posted: 11/26/2017 5:04:42 PM
Waymark Code: WMX4RE
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff
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Long Description:
He was born on August 17, 1922 in Glendale, CA and died on April 5, 1945 in Seraveaaa, Itlay. His Medal of Honor information and citation is: *MUNEMORI, SADAO S.
• Rank and organization: Private First Class, U.S. Army, Company A, 100th Infantry Battalion, 442d Combat Team
• Place and date: Near Seravezza, Italy, 5 April 1945
• Entered service at: Los Angeles, Calif.
• G.O. No.. 24, 7 March 1946
Citation: He fought with great gallantry and intrepidity near Seravezza, Italy. When his unit was pinned down by grazing fire from the enemy's strong mountain defense and command of the squad devolved on him with the wounding of its regular leader, he made frontal, l-man attacks through direct fire and knocked out 2 machineguns with grenades Withdrawing under murderous fire and showers of grenades from other enemy emplacements, he had nearly reached a shell crater occupied by 2 of his men when an unexploded grenade bounced on his helmet and rolled toward his helpless comrades. He arose into the withering fire, dived for the missile and smothered its blast with his body. By his swift, supremely heroic action Pfc. Munemori saved 2 of his men at the cost of his own life and did much to clear the path for his company's victorious advance.
Armed Service: Army

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