Japanese-American Vets Receive Bronze Star Medals
By C. Todd Lopez
Army News Service
WASHINGTON, Nov. 2, 2011 – In a ceremony here yesterday more than 66 years after hostilities ended in World War II, 40 Americans received the Bronze Stars they deserved for combat service in that conflict.
Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno pins a Bronze Star on Medal of Honor recipient George Joe Sakato at a Nov. 1, 2011, ceremony in Washington, D.C., in which 40 World War II soldiers from all-Japanese-American units — the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, the 100th Infantry Battalion and the Military Intelligence Service — were awarded the Bronze Star. U.S. Army photo by C. Todd Lopez