Takao Kubota

C Company

Takao Kubota was born in Waimea, Kauai. He left school and joined the 299th Infantry of the Hawaii National Guard to help support his family. An original member of the 100th, he was promoted to staff sergeant and was awarded a Silver Star for his actions during the battles to rescue the Lost Battalion in France.

After the war he married Yoshie, also from Waimea, and became a journeyman electrician at Pearl Harbor Naval Yard until he retired.