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(from left) Congressional Medal of Honor recipient 86 year-old George T. Sakato (cq) fought alongside his friend, 96 year-old Bert Akiyama (cq) in the battle of Bruyeres in the Vosges Mountains in Switzerland. Sakato got injured on his left arm, as he was taking a hill with E-Company, 442 Regimental Combat Team. Akiyama came in with I-Company of t he 442 RCT to complete the mission. These two long-time friends took part of a memorial service in honor of the Japanese-Americans that fought in World War II was held at the Fairmount Cemetery in Denver on May 28th, 2007. (JAVIER MANZANO/ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS). George T. Sakato (cq), Bert Akiyama (cq)

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