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Vets attest to Ewa Field attack

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Christian Garcia, middle, with the help of cousin, Lydia Rojas, placed a rose at the flagpole. Garcia is a great grandnephew of veteran John Hughes, who survived the attack at Ewa Field. At left, another visitor also placed a flower at the flagpole.

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Veterans Wetzel Sanders, left, John Hughes, Eugene Leonard and Simon Nasario saluted the American flag after placing flowers at the Ewa Battlefield flagpole Tuesday during ceremonies commemorating the 75th attack on Pearl Harbor and other military bases on Oahu.

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    A three-volley salute was held at the ceremony.

The concrete warmup ramp for warplanes is cracked now, and kiawe encroaches on its edges. But for aging survivors of the Dec. 7, 1941, Japanese aerial attack on Marine Corps Air Station Ewa, the old airfield’s heart still thrums. Read more

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