2016 Ihe Award - Carole Kai Onouye
Thursday November 3, 2016
7 a.m. Hibiscus Ballroom of the Ala Moana Hotel
The Hawai’i Army Museum Society (HAMS) is pleased to announce that we will honor Carole Kai Onouye for her sustained, outstanding public service to Hawai’i’s military and civilian communities. The Society will present the Ihe Award during our traditional Sunrise Breakfast Celebration on Thursday, November 3, 2016, at 7 a.m. in the Hibiscus Ballroom of the Ala Moana Hotel.
The Ihe Award will be presented to Mrs. Carole Kai Onouye for her special efforts on behalf of our military - active and reserve components, veterans, and their families - in conjunction with her care and concern for the broader community of
Hawaii. Carole Kai Onouye has been a strong voice and supporter of the military in Hawaii and is a frequent presence at military functions and ceremonies around the island. Wherever she goes and at every opportunity, she reminds her audiences, large and small, of the value and sacrifices of those who serve. She donated her time and boundless energy to serve as co-chair of the “Keep Hawaii’s Heroes” campaign. Through Carole Kai Charities (including the Great Aloha Run) donations are made to Morale, Welfare, and Recreation programs and a multitude of military charities. Carole has been a strong supporter of USO deployment operations and HAMS events.
We would be honored to have you, your family, friends, or organization join us in feting Carole Kai Onouye by sponsoring or hosting a table at our celebration. Of course, we also invite you to attend as an individual or group of individuals should that be your preference.
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2016 Ihe Award
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2016 Ihe Reservation Form
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General Vincent K. Brooks, Commanding General of U.S. Army Pacific, talks about the early history of the army in Hawaii. The late Senator Daniel K. Inouye offers his thoughts about our men and women in uniform. We get personal account of the "Lost Battalion" from 91 year old Whitey Yamamoto, 442 Anti-Tank Co., a heart wrenching story from Vietnam Vet, Warren Barshes, about his life returning home from war, and 90 year old Thomas “Toshi” T. Nakano, talks about what he gained and learned from being in the army. Mr. Yamamoto and Mr. Barshes volunteer at the U. S. Army Museum of Hawaii and Mr. Nakano is the Hawaii Army Museum Society’s expert craftsman who has designed and constructed nearly all of the exhibits in the museum.
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