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Astronauts Given Proud Aloha

10,000 Attend Welcome

DEC. 29, 1968


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Dec 29, 2013

~~<p><em>Every Sunday, &ldquo;Back in the Day&rdquo; looks at an article that ran on this date in the Honolulu Star-Bulletin. The items are verbatim, so don&rsquo;t blame us today for yesteryear&rsquo;s bad grammar.</em></p>
<p>Hawaii proudly saluted the three Apollo 8 moonfliers yesterday as they set foot on land for the first time since they were launched on a half-million-mile voyage around the moon and back. More than 10,000 persons braved rain-threatening skies at Hickam Air Force Base to extend a warm aloha to them.</p>
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Every Sunday, “Back in the Day” looks at an article that ran on this date in the Honolulu Star-Bulletin. The items are verbatim, so don’t blame us today for yesteryear’s bad grammar.

Hawaii proudly saluted the three Apollo 8 moonfliers yesterday as they set foot on land for the first time since they were launched on a half-million-mile voyage around the moon and back. More than 10,000 persons braved rain-threatening skies at Hickam Air Force Base to extend a warm aloha to them. Login for more...



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