Pfc. Hiroshi Motoishi, March 20, 1944
Hiroshi was born and raised in Kamaee Mauka. His father had immigrated in 1906 and was a sugar cane contractor. He went to Hakalau School and later graduated from Hilo High in 1939. First a laborer at Hakalau Plantation, by 1941 he was an electrician living in Honolulu. He enlisted in November 1941, weeks before the December 7th attack. He served with the 100th Infantry Battalion and was killed near Cassino on March 20, 1944, less than 4 months after the 100th had taken its first casualty.
Surviving him were his parents, a brother and a sister. He was buried in 1949 at the Veterans Cemetery in Hilo.