Haruo Kawakami

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Private First Class Haruo Kawamoto (ASN: 30101945), United States Army, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy while serving with Company A, 100th Infantry Battalion (Separate), attached to the 34th Infantry Division, on 29 November 1943, in the vicinity of Cerosulo, Italy. When Private First Class Kawamoto, assistant BAR gunner, saw that his ammunition carrier was seriously wounded he immediately ran to him and gave him first -aid, exposing himself to heavy enemy machine gun, rifle and mortar fire. When he had assured himself that his comrade was being taken care of, he returned to his position and materially aided the BAR gunner in knocking out an enemy machine gun nest, an anti-aircraft position and in the capturing of several prisoners. Private First Class Kawamoto's courageous and selfless action reflects highest credit upon himself and the Armed Forces of the United States.

Rank: Private First Class
Company: Company A
Battalion: 100th Infantry Battalion (Separate)
Division: 34th Infantry Division