Haruyoshi H. Tateyama

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 Corporal Haruyoshi H. Tateyama (ASN: 30101825), United States Army, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy while serving with Company F, 100th Infantry Battalion (Separate), attached to the 34th Infantry Division, on 2 November 1943, in the vicinity of Capriati, Italy. While establishing an outpost line of the enemy-held banks of the Volturno River, Corporal Tateyama's squad encountered a heavily-mined and booby-trapped field and became somewhat disorganized. Corporal Tateyama, Assistant Squad Leader, with utter disregard for his own safety, moved over the hazardous area and successfully reorganized the squad. He then personally led the squad through the heavily-mined field to its assigned position, but in accomplishing this he was mortally wounded by an enemy anti-personnel mine. The courage and devotion to duty displayed by Corporal Tateyama contributed materially to the success of his Battalion in making a crossing and is a distinct credit to the Armed Forces of the United States.

Rank: Corporal
Company: Company F
Battalion: 100th Infantry Battalion (Separate)
Division: 34th Infantry Division