70-years ago Sunday, Shigeo Joe Takata (pictured left) led the 100th Infantry Battalion’s attack on the German position in Italy.
The Battalion’s actions were instrumental in locating the enemy’s position, but Takata was killed under heavy gunfire.
A solemn ceremony was held yesterday in Honolulu’s Punch Bowl remembering Takata along with the brave Japanese Americans who risked their lives fighting for the United States during World War II, reports NBC.
“These brave men were determined to prove their loyalty, and fight for their country’s freedoms even when their own freedom was uncertain,” said Retired Brigadier General James Hirai.
You can read more about this moving ceremony and the tribute to late Senator Daniel Inouye on NBC.