Hidenobu Hiyane in uniform. Photo: Hiyane Family.
Hidenobu Hiyane, June 1, 2019, Hawaii Convention Center.
Technician Fourth Class (Tec/4) Hidenobu Hiyane was assigned to Headquarters Company, 100th Infantry Battalion. He is an ‘original’ 100th member serving in the U.S. Army before December 7, 1941. In the European Theater of Operation, Hiyane was later assigned to Headquarters Company, 100th Infantry Battalion, 442nd Regimental Combat Team. Hiyane excelled in electronics and was assigned to the communications platoon. Hiyane served courageously and gallantly in the Central Pacific (Hawaii); Naples-Foggia; Rome-Arno; and (France) Rhineland-Vosges and Rhineland-Maritime Alps Campaigns. For his honorable service, Tech/4 Hiyane received the U.S. Congressional Gold Medal; Bronze Star Medal; American Defense Service Medal with clasp; Army Good Conduct Medal; Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal; European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with four Bronze Stars (AKA: Campaign or Battle stars); World War II Victory Medal; Combat Infantryman Badge (CIB); Expert Badge with Rifle Bar; and the Honorable Service Lapel Button-World War II. Mr. Hiyane, 102 years old, resides in Pearl City, Hawaii.