Kenji Takubo

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 Kenji Takubo (ASN: 30105654), United States Army, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy while serving with Company K, 3d Battalion, 442d Regimental Combat Team, attached to the 36th Infantry Division, on 28 October 1944 in the vicinity of Bifontaine, France. When his company was pinned down by a heavy concentration of enemy artillery, rifle grenade and small arms fire, Private Takao noticing that the aid man was unable to attend to the numerous casualties, left his covered position and crawled 50 yard under the enemy fire to a wounded comrade. There he administered first aid, placed the patient upon his back and proceeded to crawl to a less exposed position 30 yards away, where the wounded man was evacuated by a litter team. Private Takubo was killed by an artillery tree burst later that day. His actions, without regard for his own safety, reflect great credit on himself and the Armed Forces of the United States.

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