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Medal of Honor
Unit - 100th Infantry Battalion, 442d Combat Team
Place and Date - Near Seravezza, Italy, 5 April 1945
Entered service at - Los Angeles, Calif.
Born - Los Angeles, Calif. August 17, 1922
Died - April 5, 1945
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 machine guns 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 Private 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.
U.S. Army History http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/wwII-m-s.html
|Post card image of USNS Sadao S. Munemori (T-AP-190) entering port loaded with US Army personal, date and location unknown.
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|USNS Sadao S. Munemori (T-AP-190) entering the port of Vancouver B.C., 18 May 1952.
City of Vancouver Archives, Photo No. AM1506-S3-3-: CVA 447-7881, by Walter E Frost.
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