Ted T. Shikiya

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 Ted Takao Shikiya (ASN: 30101063), 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 20 October 1943, near Leonardo, Italy. On 20 October 1943, Company A, 100th Infantry Battalion (Separate) was pinned down by intense enemy machine-gun, mortar and rifle fire and was ordered to withdraw from their position. Seeing a wounded comrade lying about 10 yards in front of him, Private Shikiya did not withdraw with the rest of the company, but went forward to his comrade's aid although he himself was wounded. Private Shikiya, with utter disregard for his own personal safety, dragged his comrade to a defiladed position, but in so doing he received a fatal wound. Private Shikiya's courageous action in saving the life of his comrade is exemplary and a credit to the Armed Forces of the United States.

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