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MARCO GARCIA / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER Photos by Marco Garcia / special to the star-advertiser
Pacific Regional Director Robyn Thorson of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service spoke on Midway Atoll during Monday's commemoration of the Battle of Midway. Thorson's father was a combat veteran in the Pacific in World War II.
MARCO GARCIA / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER Along with Battle of Midway veterans John Miniclier, left, and Edgar Fox, behind, Robyn Thorson and Adm. Cecil D. Haney, right, place a floral wreath at the Battle of Midway Memorial.
MARCO GARCIA / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER Hilo resident Malia Herron, right, places a lei around Battle of Midway and Marine veteran Edgar Fox, 90, of Springfield, Mo., during the commemoration of the battle.
MARCO GARCIA / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER Col. John Miniclier, USMC, retired, wears the helmet he wore during the Battle of Midway. Miniclier, who was a 20-year-old private first class during the battle, spotted 33 Japanese bombers, many of which flew over his position and bombed the military installation during the battle.