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Search for Pearl Harbor attack information leads to graveside meeting

  • BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Sylvia Saiki, left, greeted Patricia Badayos in Manoa Chinese Cemetery last month at the grave of Patrick Kahamokupuni Chong and his daughter, Eunice Wilson, who were civilian casualties of the Dec. 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. At right is Patricia’s husband, Aiolani Badayos.

  • COURTESY SYLVIA SAIKI

    Patrick Kahamokupuni Chong was Sylvia Saiki’s paternal uncle and the grandfather of Patricia Badayos. Saiki and Chong met for the first time recently at Manoa Chinese Cemetery.

  • BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Sylvia Saiki, left, and Patricia Badayos visited the grave of Patrick Kahamokupuni Chong. Chong was Saiki’s paternal uncle and the grandfather of Badayos.

As the 76th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor approaches, a Pauoa retiree was able to connect with a branch of her family she never knew existed. Read more

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