WWII Japanese-American Soldier Whose Dad was Interred Awarded High Honor

WWII Japanese-American Soldier Whose Dad was Interred Awarded High Honor

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Rocky Matayoshi wins Distinguished Service AwardA Japanese-American soldier who single-handedly stormed machine gun nests in World War II clearing the way for an entire battalion to escape was awarded the military’s second highest honor yesterday, the Distinguished Service Award.

“Rocky” Matayoshi’s father was locked in an internment camp in California when he told his newly-enlisted son to make America proud.

(WATCH the video below from the Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC)

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