George Taro “Joe” Sakato was born on February 19, 1921, and died on December 2, 2015.
He was an American combat soldier of World War II who received the Medal of Honour, the nation’s highest military award for valor.
George Sakato was born in Colton, California.
He was a Nisei, which means that he was a second generation born American citizen of Japanese descent.
George graduated from Redlands High School in Redlands, California.
The Sakato family moved to Arizona during World War II to avoid internment.
George Sakato passed away at age 94 in December 2015.