POSTED: 03:31 p.m. HST, Aug 10, 2013
LAST UPDATED: 06:21 a.m. HST, Aug 11, 2013
Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie ordered flags at state offices and the Hawaii National Guard to fly at half-staff today in honor of a former state lawmaker who died last month.
Fukuda died last month at age 91.
Fukuda was a Japanese interpreter and translator for the U.S. Army during World War II. He was awarded a Congressional Gold Medal in 2010 with about 6,000 Japanese-Americans.
Fukuda was a House member in the first state Legislature, then went on to be U.S. attorney in the state.
Abercrombie says Fukuda set a standard for people in public service who followed him.