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Memorial Day ceremonies generate call for flower lei

By Amy Busek

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, May 24, 2013

~~<p>Pfc. John Rupert Rowe, a 26-year-old soldier from Oahu, was killed on the battlefield at Chery-Chartreuse, France, on July 31, 1918 &mdash; the first Hawaii resident to fall in combat in World War I.</p>
<p>Nearly a century later, one of Rowe's grandnephews, retired Army Reserve Lt. Col. Kenrock Higa, will pay tribute to Hawaii service members at a Memorial Day ceremony Sunday at Kapiolani Park, across Kalakaua Avenue from the Waikiki Natatorium War Memorial.</p>
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Pfc. John Rupert Rowe, a 26-year-old soldier from Oahu, was killed on the battlefield at Chery-Chartreuse, France, on July 31, 1918 — the first Hawaii resident to fall in combat in World War I.

Nearly a century later, one of Rowe's grandnephews, retired Army Reserve Lt. Col. Kenrock Higa, will pay tribute to Hawaii service members at a Memorial Day ceremony Sunday at Kapiolani Park, across Kalakaua Avenue from the Waikiki Natatorium War Memorial. Login for more...



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