Nobuo Amakawa

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 Private First Class Nobou Amakawa (ASN: 30105681), United States Army, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy while serving with Company I, 3d Battalion, 442d Regimental Combat Team, attached to the 36th Infantry Division, on 27 October 1944, in France, while acting as flank security for his company during an approach march. Upon sighting an enemy machine gun emplacement 20 yards away, Private Amakawa warned his men of the danger in time for them to seek cover before the enemy machine gun and its supporting weapons opened fire upon the company's column. Realizing that the company was pinned down by the intense enemy fire, Private Amakawa and a comrade fearlessly advanced within 10 yards of the hostile emplacement, firing as they made their way forward. Unnerved by the relentless advance of their opponents, the enemy machine gunners abandoned their position and withdrew. While subsequently clearing the area of snipers Private Amakawa was mortally wounded in the neck by a sniper bullet.

Rank: Private First Class
Company: Company I
Battalion: 3d Battalion
Regiment: 442d Regimental Combat Team
Division: 36th Infantry Division