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  PV2 Yukiwo Tanouye    In memory of our fallen brother

"We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; for he to-day that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother"



King Company
35th Infantry Regiment
Korean War


"Not For Fame or Reward
Not For Place or For Rank
But In Simple Obedience To
Duty as They Understood It"

National Defense Service Medal Korean Service Medal United Nations Korean Service Medal Republic of Korea War Service Medal



The 35th Infantry Regiment Association salutes our fallen brother, PV2 Yukiwo Tanouye, US56078761, who died in the service of his country on September 7th, 1951 in North Korea, Hills 717-682. The cause of death was listed as KIA. At the time of his death Yukiwo was 21 years of age. He was from Los Angeles County, California. Yukiwo's Military Occupation Specialty was 4745-Light Weapons Infantryman.

The decorations earned by PV2 Yukiwo Tanouye include: the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Purple Heart, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Korea Service Medal, and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.


Private Tanouye was a member of the 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in North Korea on September 7, 1951. Private Tanouye was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman's Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal. Herbert was a Japanese-American

Yukiwo and I were among the new replacements brought in from the repo depot early in August. We became close friends during the following weeks leading up to Sept. 6,1951. On that date and following hill 717-682 came under a fierce attack by two reinforced enemy regiments , prior to the assault the hill recieved approximately 1,000 rounds of artillery, at this time it is my understanding that Yukiwo was hit in the groin by a shell fragment. (Kevin Wolff)

Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, Los Angeles,Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Section A 442nd Neisi Memorial