UH-Manoa dedicates new memorial to 15 fallen warriors

Fallen Warrior Memorial, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Fallen Warrior Memorial, University of Hawaii at Manoa

A new memorial at the University of Hawaii at Manoa pays tribute to 14 UH Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) cadets and one cadre member killed in combat.

A dedication ceremony took place Friday for the Fallen Warrior Memorial, a 12-foot statue that resembles one of King Kamehameha’s warriors. The statue, located near the ROTC Building on Lower Campus Rd., was hand-carved from a monkeypod tree by master carver Tuione Pulotu.

Lei and a wooden spear were also presented to family members of those killed during World War II, Vietnam, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.

The following were honored: SSG Grover Kazutomi Nagaji, SGT Howard Mitsuru Urabe, SGT Jenhatsu Chinen, PVT Akio Nishikawa, PFC Hiroichi Tomita, SGT Daniel Betsui, SGT Robert Murata, MAJ Jack Johnson, 2LT Thomas A K Blevins, LT Frank Rodriguez, 1LT Brian Kong, CPT Kenneth Good, 1LT Nainoa Hoe, 2LT Jeremy Wolfe and 1LT Jonathan Brostrom.

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