Iraq war veteran honored on 10th anniversary of death

| January 30, 2015 | 0 Comments
U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, Hawaii’s 2nd Congressional District, left; U.S. Rep. Mark Takai, Hawaii’s 1st Congressional District; and Ashley Arethel, representing Hawaii’s U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz, lay a wreath in honor of 1st Lt. Nainoa K. Hoe, killed in action 10 years ago in Iraq, at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Arlington National Cemetery, Jan. 22. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Jennifer C. Johnson, Army News Service)

U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, Hawaii’s 2nd Congressional District, left; U.S. Rep. Mark Takai, Hawaii’s 1st Congressional District; and Ashley Arethel, representing Hawaii’s U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz, lay a wreath in honor of 1st Lt. Nainoa K. Hoe, killed in action 10 years ago in Iraq, at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Arlington National Cemetery, Jan. 22. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Jennifer C. Johnson, Army News Service)

Staff Sgt. Jennifer C. Johnson, Army News Service

ARLINGTON, Virginia — Iraq war veteran and U.S. Army 1st Lt. Nainoa K. Hoe, who was killed in action 10 years ago, was honored by military and Hawaiian political leaders at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery, Jan. 22.

Congressman Mark Takai, Hawaii’s 1st Congressional District; Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, Hawaii’s 2nd Congressional District; and Ashley Arethel, representing Hawaii’s senior U.S. Senator Brian Schatz, were escorted by Maj. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan, Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region and the U.S. Army Military District of Washington (JFHQNCR/MDW) commanding general, during an Army Wreath Laying Ceremony as a tribute to Hoe’s memory.

1st Lt. Nainoa Hoe was a Kamehameha Schools and UH-Manoa MBA graduate who was killed in Iraq in 2005. (Photo courtesy of Hoe family)

1st Lt. Nainoa Hoe was a Kamehameha Schools and UH-Manoa MBA graduate who was killed in Iraq in 2005. (Photo courtesy of Hoe family)

Hoe, a Hawaiian native, was killed by a sniper in Mosul, Iraq, on Jan. 22, 2005, while assigned to C Company, 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Washington.

Hoe’s father, Allen Hoe, is currently the Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army (CASA), Hawaii (Oahu).

On behalf of Allen Hoe, Hawaiian political leaders honored his son’s memory on the 10th anniversary of his death.

CASAs provide advice to the Secretary of the Army on the public’s concerns and perceptions and are committed to informing people in their areas about the Army.

(Note: Johnson works at JFHQNCR/MDW.)

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