Member of hui that colonized islands for U.S. witnessed Pearl Harbor attack
By Gary T. Kubota email@example.com
Dec. 9, 2015
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COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII
George Kahanu Sr., second from right in front row, was a junior at the Kamehameha School for Boys when he volunteered to live for three months on Jarvis Island as part of a U.S. colonization effort in the years running up to the war with Japan. Among the Hui Panala‘au in 1936 were, back row: Luther Waiwaiole, left, Henry Ohumukini, William Yomes, Solomon Kalama and James Carroll; front row: Henry Mahikoa, left, Alexander Kahapea, Kahanu and Joseph Kim.
STAR-ADVERTISER / MAY 6
Kahanu was honored during the 17th Annual Roll Call of Honor in Remembrance Ceremony in May at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl.