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Week of events on Oahu to honor Vietnam veterans


    Preparing for the Memorial Day service at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl are Jeanne Ishikawa, left, city Parks and Recreation deputy director; Clayton Kau, Honolulu Police Department assistant chief; Gene Castagnetti, executive director of the state’s 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War Commemoration Committee; Hawaii National Guard Lt. Col. Charles Anthony; cemetery spokesman Gene Maestas; and Melvin Kaku, city Emergency Management director.

Although Hawaii is known as the place where the United States entered World War II, it also is imbued with the echoes and history of another time and conflict: the Vietnam War. Read more

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