In Memory

William Sato - Class Of 1939

William Sato

Dr. William Sato, a 92-year-old, Carlsbad, California- born (August 10, 1921) Nisei resident of South Pasadena, former internee of Gila River Relocation Camp and a proud veteran who honorably served his country in the US Army "Go For Broke" 442 RCT, passed away on August 12, 2013.

Dr. Sato was predeceased by his beloved wife, Irene Kiyoko Sato, his brother George Sato (SPHS '40) of St. Louis, Missouri, and his sister June Sato Komoto (SPHS '42). Devoted father of Katheryn Lynn Sato and Dr. David Alan (Barbara) Sato (SPHS '71); and proud grandfather of Matthew (SPHS '02), Melissa (SPHS '04), and Alex (SPHS '08) Sato. Also survived by many other relatives.

Los Angeles Times, September 27, 2013

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10/07/13 11:42 AM #1    

Steven S Kane (1966)

The 442nd Regimental Combat Team was the most decorated unit in WWII.  This unit, formed almost entirely of Japanese Americans, saved an entire company of surrounded Texans at the Battle of Monte Cassino in Italy.  As a result, every soldier in the 442nd was made an honorary Texan.

Willaim Sato, (SPHS '39) rest in peace as an honored American combat veteran.  Your fight for your country is not forgotten!


10/07/13 12:22 PM #2    

Aileen Sylvester (1964)

Dr. Sato was our neighbor in SoPas. He was one of the kindest people I have ever known. I am so sorry to hear about his passing. I will always cherish the time I knew him. He was an excellent doctor too. Bill Sato was a very good friend of my father's. He thought the world of him. I am very, very sad he had to endure the relocation. 

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