Tuesday, February 1, 2005

Services are planned
for 2 isle servicemen

Memorial services for two island military personnel killed in Iraq will be held Thursday and Monday.

On Thursday at 1 p.m., Navy Petty Officer John House, 28, will be remembered at memorial services at the Pearl Harbor Memorial Chapel. House was assigned to Kaneohe Bay's 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment's Charlie Company, and was a passenger on a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter that crashed on Wednesday. Twenty-six Marines assigned to Charlie Company also were killed.

A memorial service for Army 1st Lt. Nainoa Hoe will be held Monday at Kawaiaha'o Church. Hoe, a 1995 Kamehameha Schools graduate, was killed Jan. 22 in Mosul, Iraq, by a sniper's bullet.

He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division at Fort Lewis, Wash. He had been in Iraq since October.

Services will begin at 6 p.m. Hoe will be buried the following day at 1 p.m. at the Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery at Kaneohe.

Nainoa Hoe, 27, is survived by wife Emily, parents Allen and Adele, and brother Nakoa.

Spc. Nakoa Hoe, 19, is with the 100th Battalion, 29th Brigade based at Fort Shafter in Honolulu.

The 29th Brigade has deployed to Kuwait before heading to a year-long assignment in Iraq.

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