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Robert Kuroda
In this Japanese name, the family name is Kuroda.

Robert Toshio Kuroda (November 8, 1922-October 20, 1944) was a United States Army soldier. He received the Medal of Honor because of his actions in World War II.

Early life

Kuroda was born in Hawaii. He was the son of immigrants who were born in Japan. He is a Nisei, which means that he is a second generation Japanese-American.


Kuroda joined the Army in March 1943.

Kuroda volunteered to be part of the all-Nisei 442nd Regimental Combat Team. This army unit was mostly made up of Japanese Americans from Hawaii and the mainland.

For his actions in October 1944, Kuroda was awarded the Army's second-highest decoration, the Distinguished Service Cross (DSC). In the 1990s, there was a review of service records of Asian Americans who received the DSC during World War II. Kuroda's award was upgraded to the Medal of Honor. In a ceremony at the White House on June 21, 2000, his family was presented with his medal by President Bill Clinton. Twenty-one other Asian Americans also received the medal during the ceremony, but only seven of them were still alive.


Robert Kuroda is the namesake of the US Army logistics support vessel, the USS Robert T. Kuroda (LSV-7). A parade ground at Fort DeRussy in Honolulu is named after Kuroda.

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