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Congress honors Kaneohe scientist


    Dr. Ernest James Harris, 88, a Monford Point Marine and distinguished entomologist, was presented the Congressional God Medal at Washington Place on Saturday. The Gold Medal is the highest award to a civilian bestowed by Congress.

A Hawaii resident credited with groundbreaking research to eradicate fruit flies worldwide and saving U.S. farmers tens of millions of dollars annually in crop losses has received a Congressional Gold Medal — the highest honor bestowed upon a civilian by Congress — for his service among the first black Marines. Read more

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