Korean War vets to observe anniversary

Several events are planned for the observation of the 50th Anniversary of the Korean War.

On Kauai, a memorial cenotaph bearing the names of Kauai residents who died in the Korean War is being erected at the Kauai Veteran Center. The project will be dedicated on July 4.

The names of the 32 Kauai men known to have died in the war will be inscribed on the cenotaph. A list of these names follows. If anyone knows of anyone whose name should be included and isn’t on the list is asked to call Royce Ebesu at 822-4341.

Kauai Korean War veterans are also reminded that July 9 is the deadline to register for the commemoration of the anniversary in Honolulu from July 25 to 27.

Events scheduled for the July weekend include: a luau at the Disabled Veterans Hall on Friday, July 25; a parade on Kalakaua on the morning of Saturday, July 26, and a vigil at the Korean War Memorial at the State Capitol Grounds on Saturday evening.

An Armistice ceremony will take place at Punchbowl Cemetery on the morning of Sunday, July 27 and the observation concludes with a program to pay tribute to Korean War Veterans at the Waikiki Shell on Sunday evening.

All Korean War veterans are invited to attend the functions. Anyone interested in registering or who needs more information, cal call Royce Ebesu at 822-4341.

Korean War Honor Roll

  • Kazuaki Akazawa
  • Alfredo Amis
  • Jose Balalong
  • Hitoshi Fuita
  • Takeshi Fuijta
  • Alfredo M. Gampon
  • Gilbert M. Gushiken
  • Vernard K. Hookano
  • Mitsuyoshi Ishida
  • Hayato Kaneshiro
  • Syndey K. Kaui
  • Seiki Kimura
  • Satoru Kojiri
  • George M. Kumakura
  • Jimmie D. Labogen
  • George Lacro
  • Bonifacio Largusa
  • Daniel T. Miyashiro
  • Tomoyoshi Miyashiro
  • Tadao Murakami
  • Mitsuyuki Ota
  • Tom Parongao
  • Edward A. Queja
  • Kenneth M. Sakamoto
  • Takeshi Sasaki
  • Lawrence Shima
  • Kenneth K.
  • Shimogawa
  • Richard R. Tokunaga
  • George T. Tsuji
  • Muneo Yaka
  • Tsugio Yamaguchi
  • Taketo Yamane

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