Technical Sergeant Ben Kuroki shown wearing Distinguished Flying Cross (×3), Air Medal with oak leaf clusters (×5) and service medals for World War II service (Credits: San Diego Air and Space Museum Archive)

Ben Kuroki, Japanese-American WWII hero, dies at 98

Ben Kuroki After the Pearl Harbor attack, Ben Kuroki volunteered for the U.S. Army Air Corps. He would become the first Japanese-American war hero, surviving 58 missions as an aerial gunne Ben Kuroki, He has passed away at the age of 98. Ben Kuroki was born on May 16, 1917 in Hershey, Nebraska, USA and was married to …

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