Larry M. Imamura

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 Larry Mitsuru Imamura (ASN: 30106212), United States Army, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy while serving with Company B, 100th Infantry Battalion, 442d Regimental Combat Team, attached to the 36th Infantry Division, on 28 October 1944, near Biffontaine, France. When intense fire from two enemy machine guns supported by snipers pinned down his platoon, Private First Class Imamura, with utter disregard for his personal safety, crawled forward under heavy small arms fire in an attempt to locate and outflank the machine gun nests. Having crawled about forty-five yards, he took careful aim at one of the enemy machine guns which was firing on his platoon, and fired a long burst from his BAR into the position. Suddenly a machine to the front opened up and killed Private First Class Imamura almost instantly. By his gallant deed, he revealed the positions of the enemy machine guns and enabled his platoon to close in and destroy them. 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 B
Battalion: 100th Infantry Battalion, 442d Regimental Combat Team
Division: 36th Infantry Division