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Veterans honored in Kona

On Sunday, June 26, 2011, the Kona Japanese Civic Association held its annual general membership meeting in Kealakekua, Kona. The all day affair featured various cultural exhibits as well as lots of food to eat. Over 400 gathered for this festive event. This year, the KJCA paid tribute to the World War II veterans living in Kona. The exhibits included a display regarding the Congressional Gold Medal Award. Several of the veterans participated in the event.

Here are the names of the remaining WWII veterans living in Kona:

  • Sunao Kadooka,   100th Infantry Battalion     (4th from left in photo above)
  • Mitsuo Oura,  100th Infantry Battalion            (3rd from left in photo above)
  • Yasunori Deguchi,  442nd RCT                     (2nd from left in photo above)
  • Katsutoshi Matsumura,  442nd RCT              (1st from left in photo above)
  • Takeshi Kudo,  442nd RCT
  • Fumikichi Matsuoka,  442nd RCT
  • Herbert Okano,  442nd RCT
  • Hidetaka Sato,  442nd RCT
  • Mitsugi Inaba,  MIS
  • Sumio Nakashima,  MIS
  • Francis Sogi,  MIS
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