IN THE MILITARY
More recognition continues to be bestowed on Hawaii's newest Medal of Honor recipients.
More honors for
By Gregg K. Kakesako
The 100th Battalion/442nd Regimental Combat Team/Military Intelligence Service World War II Memorial Foundation, the Japanese American National Museum and other mainland veterans and community groups representing Chinese, Japanese and Filipino Americans will be hosting a luncheon on Oct. 22 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.
Sponsors are being sought to help defray the cost of providing traveling and hotel accommodations for the 22 Medal of Honor recipients or their next of kin. Tickets for the event are $100 a person and more information can be obtained by calling 310-715-3141.
Of the 22 newest Medal of Honor recipients, 20 are Japanese Americans who served in the 100th Battalion/442nd RCT, one is a Filipino American who fought with the 7th Infantry, and one is a Chinese American veteran of the 34th Infantry Division.
In Hawaii, the honorees will be invited to special sunset memorial service set for 5:30 p.m. Aug. 25 at the National Cemetery of the Pacific. The following morning a three-mile commemorative parade will be held in downtown Honolulu.
Army Chief of Staff Gen. Eric Shinseki will attend a special luncheon banquet on Aug. 27 at the Hawaii Convention Center.
Hickam Air Force Base now has a new policy where speeders will lose base driving privileges - one day for each mile above the posted speed limit.
"We're going to up the offender's pain level considerably," said Col. Steve Redmann, 15th Air Base Wing commander.
Nanakuli High and Intermediate School and Highland Intermediate School recently received 40 Pentium computers, 40 monitors and five dot-matrix printers from the Navy's Public Works Center at Pearl Harbor.
Over the past three years, the Public Works Center has donated 250 used computer components to 13 island schools. Next up are requests from Good Samaritan Preschool and Momilani Elementary School.
Camp Smith: Air Force Lt. Gen. Thomas Case has been appointed as deputy Pacific Forces commander at Camp Smith. He will also serve as chief of staff.
Kaneohe Bay: Cmdr. Gregory Wittman relieved Cmdr. James Tanner as head of Patrol Squadron 47. Cmdr. Tim Brewer relieved Cmdr. Earl Hampton as commander officer of Patrol Squadron 9.
Persian Gulf: Cmdr. John Peterson was relieved by Cmdr. John Source as commanding officer of the Pearl Harbor-based USS Hopper.