Tag: World War II

POD, USACE CG honors POWs during memorial stone dedication

POD, USACE CG honors POWs during memorial stone dedication

| August 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

he Commanding General of Pacific Ocean Division (POD), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Brig. Gen. Thomas Tickner, helped to honor American and Allied forces, during a memorial stone dedication today, who were taken as Prisoners of War (POWs), following the first U.S. battles of World War II, the battle of Bataan and Corregidor in the Philippines. 

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Holy Family Home orphans visit 2nd Bn., 27th Inf. Regt., 3rd Brigade

Holy Family Home orphans visit 2nd Bn., 27th Inf. Regt., 3rd Brigade

| July 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

From left, Lt. Col. Matthew D. Lee, commander of the the 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Nanaho Nakamura, Ayaka Kanzak, Yugen Izuka, 3 children from the orphanage, Battalion Command Sgt. Major Timothy Custis, and in the back is Yuto Nakamura, the 4th child from the orphanage close out the welcome ceremony July 24, at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport, Honolulu, Hawaii by cutting the cake.

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Patient celebrates his 101st birthday with Tripler Army Medical Center

Patient celebrates his 101st birthday with Tripler Army Medical Center

| July 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

World War II veteran, Richard Barcheski, turned 101 years old on Tuesday the 17th of July. He was unable to physically spend his 101st birthday with his 4 children, 14 grandchildren, and 13 great- grandchildren because they do not live here on Oahu. However, they were able to send their birthday wishes and sing a happy 101st birthday song through the phone. They knew exactly where to reach him, at Tripler Army Medical Center, also known as TAMC.

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Career Skills graduates nine for future positions

Career Skills graduates nine for future positions

| December 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

Soldiers preparing to re-enter the civilian sector graduated from the Career Skills Program, Dec. 1, in a ceremony at the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument’s Pearl Harbor Visitor Center.

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Engineers fought, lived through Pearl attack

Engineers fought, lived through Pearl attack

| December 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

Dec. 7, 1941, was the opening scene of World War II, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was there.

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New exhibit remembers internment at KMC

New exhibit remembers internment at KMC

| November 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

U.S. Sen. Mazie K. Hirono joined the superintendent of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Cindy Orlando, to dedicate a new exhibit recounting the internment of Japanese Americans at the Kilauea Military Camp (KMC) during World War II.

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Marine Corps World War II veterans visit Pohakuloa Training Area

Marine Corps World War II veterans visit Pohakuloa Training Area

| October 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

Veterans of the 5th Marine Division visited Pohakuloa Training Area, Oct. 20, as part of the 68th annual reunion of the 5th Marine Division Association.

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Filipino WWII vets receive Congressional Gold Medal

Filipino WWII vets receive Congressional Gold Medal

| October 31, 2017 | 1 Comment

Sen. Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii), Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) and Congressional leaders presented the Congressional Gold Medal to Filipino World War II veterans, here, Oct. 25.

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Veterans bestowed with France’s highest honor

Veterans bestowed with France’s highest honor

| September 28, 2017 | 7 Comments

The Honorary Consul of France, Guillaume Maman, bestowed three veterans with the highest award recognition France gives – the Legion D’Honneur – in a quiet ceremony, Sept. 21, at the Hawaii State Capitol, in the historic House Chamber.

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World War II Filipino veterans should register right away

World War II Filipino veterans should register right away

| September 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Filipino World War II veterans and surviving family members are being urged to register, so they can receive long-overdue recognition of their service during the war in the Pacific.

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