Arthur W. Yamashita

Sexo Male
Birth date 1916-1-14
Local de nascimento Idaho ID, U.S.A.
Inducted 1942-2-9, Ft. Douglas UT
Tipo de alistamento Draftee
Ramo das Forças Armadas Army
Tipo de serviço War
Tipo de Unidade Combat
Unidades onde serviu 442nd Regimental Combat Team
Military specialty Rifleman
Stationed Camp Grant, IL
Italy; France
Unit responsibility Infantry
Personal responsibility Rifleman
Major battles (if served in a war zone) Rescue of Lost Battalion; Battle of Bruyeres; Po Valley Campaign
Awards, medals, citations (individual or unit) American Theater of Operation Service Ribbon
European African Middle Eastern Service Ribbon
Good Conduct Medal AR 600-68
Distinguished Unit Badge
Victory Medal
Infantryman Badge
Marksman Rifle
Living conditions Slept in foxholes, in rain standing against tree, barns, houses, out in open.
Most vivid memory of military experience Seeing young men killed or wounded and can't help them.
Missed most whilst in the military Home life, relatives and friends; home cooked meals; and decent sleeping quarters.
Most important thing, personally, to come from military experience? Came home a better and wiser man.

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