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Colonel Young Oak Kim and the Distinguished Service Cross Award

Colonel Young Oak Kim, a member of the 100th Infantry Battalion/442nd Regimental Combat Team, shares with us an anecdote of a daring mission that made it possible for the Allies to break out of Anzio.

General Mark Clark, commander of the Fifth Army, was so pleased at the outcome of this heroic mission that he personally awarded Colonel Kim the Distinguished Service Cross.

The Distinguished Service Cross is the second highest military declaration of the United States Army and is awarded only to those who express acts of heroism that involve extraordinary risk of life.