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Competition honors fallen Hawaii soldier

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                                University of Hawaii Army ROTC members swam in uniform through surf at Bellows Field Beach Park lugging a raft of rucksacks.

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    University of Hawaii Army ROTC members swam in uniform through surf at Bellows Field Beach Park lugging a raft of rucksacks.

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                                Saturday’s competition was held to mark the anniversary of the death of 1st Lt. Nainoa Hoe, who was felled by a sniper’s bullet during the 2005 battle for Mosul in Iraq.

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    Saturday’s competition was held to mark the anniversary of the death of 1st Lt. Nainoa Hoe, who was felled by a sniper’s bullet during the 2005 battle for Mosul in Iraq.

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                                Allen Hoe, father of Nainoa Hoe, on Saturday spoke about the battle flag he carried while serving in Vietnam.

    CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Allen Hoe, father of Nainoa Hoe, on Saturday spoke about the battle flag he carried while serving in Vietnam.

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                                Cadet Colby Lane of the University of Hawaii Army ROTC crawled through sand in a wet uniform Saturday at Bellows Field Beach Park.

    CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Cadet Colby Lane of the University of Hawaii Army ROTC crawled through sand in a wet uniform Saturday at Bellows Field Beach Park.

As the sun rose Saturday morning in Waimanalo, soldiers from the 25th Infantry Division’s 21st Infantry Regiment competed as squads in a series of challenges in honor of the fallen soldiers before them. Read more

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