Robert T. Kishi

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 Robert T. Kishi (ASN: 39919576), United States Army, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy while serving with Company G, 2d Battalion, 442d Regimental Combat Team, attached to the 92d Infantry Division, on 8 April 1945, near Seravezza, Italy. Five men were severely wounded under the fire of enemy rifles and three machine guns as their squad was advancing in attack. Private First Class Kishi, a platoon runner, on his own initiative, immediately crawled seventy-five yards to within fifty yards of the hostile guns. With his carbine, he placed such accurate fire on the position that one machine gun was silenced. Then, locating the position of another gun, he sneaked upon the German officer manning it, forced his surrender, and took him to the platoon. Private First Class Kishi then engaged in aiding the wounded, and while so doing was mortally wounded himself. Private First Class Kishi's gallant fighting spirit exemplified the highest heroism of the American Soldier.

Rank: Private First Class
Company: Company G
Battalion: 2d Battalion, 442d Regimental Combat Team
Division: 92d Infantry Division