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A Presentation by Neil Bernard Dukas

October 21, 2016

Hawaii National Guard retirees are invited to attend a presentation by Neil Bernard Dukas is the author of “A Military History of Sovereign Hawai’i” and “The Battle of Nu’uanu.”

Until the year 1898 the Hawaiian Islands were a sovereign independent country.

neil-b-dukasThat Hawai’i was once a nation inspired by great warriors is beyond dispute. No visitor can escape the majestic and powerful image of King Kamehameha

To the military historian, Hawai’i’s relatively rapid transformation from a fiercely proud warrior-dominated society to one ruled by polite diplomacy is enormously intriguing. No less fascinating, is the unified kingdom’s valiant attempts to field professional forces in defense of the Hawaiian realm.

Up-and-coming research in the field of Hawai’i’s military history will no doubt add to our understanding of the relationship between armed force and independence. My hope is that this book will contribute to that discussion and to a better appreciation for the broader sweep of Hawai’i’s remarkable military heritage.

Neil B. Dukas

Topics to be discussed are:

–  The transformation from the Hawaiian Warrior to the European model of uniformed military
–  How the Kingdom of Hawai’i’s volunteer militia was formed (and a little about how the system operated)
– Discussion on the lineage of the Hawai’i National Guard (HING)

WHEN:  Monday, October 24, 2016, 1300 – 1500

WHERE:  29th IBCT Readiness Center Auditorium, Bldg 29, Kalaeloa

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