Koichi "Koy" Asano

Gender Male
Birth date 1920-5-27
Place of birth Oxnard CA, U.S.A.
Inducted 1944-6-20,
Service branch Army
Service type War
Unit type Combat
Units served 100th Battalion - 442 - 'C' Company
Military specialty Infantry
Stationed FL; Italy; Germany
Separated NY NY
Personal responsibility To lead a group of 10 men crawling under barbed wire as ordered.
Major battles (if served in a war zone) Gothic Line; Apennine Valley; Rhineland; Po Valley
Awards, medals, citations (individual or unit) 3 campaign ribbons and unit citations
Most vivid memory of military experience I kept the New Testament in my pocket - read it when I could - appointed Chaplain Yost - was glad when I saw him again in Washington D.C. in 1986 - because I was not wounded, I believe there is a purpose in my being alive today and must thank God. (Koy has been an active church goer since his return - early childhood teachings at L.A. Holiness - attended Centenary Methodist Church after war.)
Missed most whilst in the military Family and Japanese Food.
Most important thing, personally, to come from military experience? Loyalty to country; having given my life - the most precious thing is 'freedom' - freedom of choice. (Also see vivid memories.)

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