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'You don't forget horrors of war'


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, May 27, 2013

~~<p>Families are making special visits to cemeteries today, places dotted with the names of loved ones who died in military service, a gesture to demonstrate that they have not been forgotten. Among the latest names added to the roster, which serves as a reminder of the heavy toll of war, is Air Force Capt. Reid Nishizuka.</p>
<p>Memorial Day is the perfect occasion to reflect on the loss of Nishizuka, 30, one of four airmen killed April 27 when the MC-12 Liberty reconnaissance aircraft he was piloting crashed near Kandahar Field in southern Afghanistan. Born and raised in Kailua, Nishi-zuka had completed three tours in Iraq and one in Afghanistan. At that point, he and his brother, Chad, had spent their entire Air Force careers at war.</p>
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Families are making special visits to cemeteries today, places dotted with the names of loved ones who died in military service, a gesture to demonstrate that they have not been forgotten. Among the latest names added to the roster, which serves as a reminder of the heavy toll of war, is Air Force Capt. Reid Nishizuka.

Memorial Day is the perfect occasion to reflect on the loss of Nishizuka, 30, one of four airmen killed April 27 when the MC-12 Liberty reconnaissance aircraft he was piloting crashed near Kandahar Field in southern Afghanistan. Born and raised in Kailua, Nishi-zuka had completed three tours in Iraq and one in Afghanistan. At that point, he and his brother, Chad, had spent their entire Air Force careers at war. Login for more...



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