After his platoon had virtually destroyed two enemy defense lines, during which he personally killed five enemy soldiers and captured four, his unit was pinned down by heavy enemy fire. Disregarding the enemy fire, Private Sakato made a one-man rush that encouraged his platoon to charge and destroy the enemy strongpoint. While his platoon was reorganizing, he proved to be the inspiration of his squad in halting a counter-attack on the left flank during which his squad leader was killed. Taking charge of the squad, he continued his relentless tactics, using an enemy rifle and P-38 pistol to stop an organized enemy attack. During this entire action, he killed 12 and wounded two, personally captured four and assisted his platoon in taking 34 prisoners. By continuously ignoring enemy fire, and by his gallant courage and fighting spirit, he turned impending defeat into victory and helped his platoon complete its mission. Private Sakato’s extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit on him, his unit, and the United States Army.
Eddie Hoh, 71, session drummer who played and recorded with a number of bands (The Monkees, The Mamas And The Papas, and a bunch of side projects of various famous people). Then in 1970 he just vanished from the music scene and everyone thought he was dead or something.
Fucks given: 3. I actually thought he was already dead. I saw many of these movies when I was a kid. I’ve seen The Ugly Dachshund a few times recently. Mildly interesting note: At the end of the movie the wife announces she is pregnant, despite the fact that the couple sleeps in separate twin beds.