500th to dedicate new building to distinguished officer

| November 20, 2015 | 0 Comments
Photo courtesy of the Fukuhara family The new 500th Military Intelligence Brigade headquarters building is named after the late Colonel Harry Fukuhara who served 48 years in active military and civil service for the U.S. Army.

Photo courtesy of the Fukuhara family
The new 500th Military Intelligence Brigade headquarters building is named after the late Colonel Harry Fukuhara who served 48 years in active military and civil service for the U.S. Army.

Story and photo by Staff Sgt. Thomas Collins
500th Military Intelligence Brigade Public Affairs

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — The 500th Military Intelligence Brigade will dedicate the new brigade headquarters building to the late Col. Harry K. Fukuhara, in a ceremony to be held Dec. 4.

Fukuhara, a second generation Japanese-American, served 48 years in active military and civil service for the U.S. Army.

He was recognized for his career contributions with the induction into the U.S. Army Military Intelligence Hall of Fame in 1988 and was given the honor of Distinguished Member of the Military Intelligence Corp in 1993.

In 1990, Fukuhara received the third Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon from the Emperor of Japan and the President’s Award for Distinguished Federal Civilian Service.

Expected in attendance are son Brian Fukuhara; two daughters, Shary Fukuhara and Pamela Tsuzaki; grandson Sgt. Grant Fukuhara Hashimoto, JFK Special Warfare Center and School, Fort Bragg; and state representatives Beth Fukumoto-Chang and Bertrand Kobayashi.

The 500th Military Intelligence Brigade will dedicate the new brigade headquarters building to the late Col. Harry K. Fukuhara, in a ceremony to be held Dec. 4.

The 500th Military Intelligence Brigade will dedicate the new brigade headquarters building to the late Col. Harry K. Fukuhara, in a ceremony to be held Dec. 4.

The new facility allows for the consolidation of six facilities into one, providing the opportunity to consolidate the Intelligence and Security Command on island military intelligence assets while supporting the senior commander’s growth initiative.

More than 250 Soldiers, Department of the Army civilians and contractors are able to work in the new building, doubling the work capacity of the brigade’s old facility.

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