George Taro Uriyu

Gender Male
Birth date 1924-10-21
Place of birth Los Angeles CA, U.S.A.
Inducted 1944-3-1, Denver CO
Enlistment type Draftee
Service branch Army
Service type War
Unit type Combat
Units served I Co., 442nd Regimental Combat Team
MISG Tokyo, Japan
Military specialty Infantryman; Cartographer
Stationed 3/1944-11/44: Camp Shelby, MS
11/44-3/45: France
3/45-4/46: Italy
4/46-9/46: USA
9/46-12/51: Tokyo,Japan
12/51-5/53: USA
Separated Ft. Leonardwood MO
Unit responsibility Combat
Military Intelligence
Personal responsibility Infantryman
Major battles (if served in a war zone) Rhineland Campaign
France 11/1944 - 3/1945
Awards, medals, citations (individual or unit) Bronze Star Medal - 2/4/1944 during Rhineland Campaign
Presidential Unit Citation w/3 Oak Leaf Clusters
Purple Heart
Commendation Ribbon w/Pendant (Far East Command - Korean Operation, 6/1946-12/1951)
Additional information George Uriyu was at Inglewood High School when WW II was declared. He went to Santa Anita and subsequently to Amache. He entered the service from Amache.

After European service with the 442nd RCT, he was discharged in April 1946 but reenlisted in September 1946.

In his new assignment he was attached to the Military Intelligence Service in the capacity of a cartographer.

After his discharge from the military, he took up a career as Art Director at several Aerospace firms.

Search the database

Tips on searching the database

Use Keyword to search for words and phrases occurring anywhere in the record other than in a personal name, for example: “ammo dump” “Lost Battalion” “Minidoka”.

Use Name to find the personal name of any veteran in the database.