Abe M. Fuji
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Staff Sergeant Abe M. Fuji (ASN: 19064756), United States Army, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy while serving with the 232d Combat Engineer Company, 442d Regimental Combat Team, attached to the 36th Infantry Division, on 15 October 1944 in France. Sergeant Fuji was leading a mine sweeping crew when he and his men were suddenly subjected to heavy small arms fire from an enemy road block. He immediately ordered his men to leave the road and seek cover. Aware that the road had to be cleared and used as a supply route for his organization, Sergeant Fuji fearlessly crawled from his concealed position and started removing a booby trap trip wire attached to one of the branches of the road block. While he was working in an exposed position, a burst of machine gun crossfire killed him instantly. As a result of his valiant deed, four enemy machine gun positions were disclosed and subsequently destroyed, and a vital supply route was opened. His gallant action reflects great credit upon himself and the Armed Forces of the United States.
Rank: Staff Sergeant
Company: 232d Combat Engineer Company
Battalion: 442d Battalion
Division: 36th Infantry Division