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Check Six: December 8, 1941 – 75 years ago

December 8, 2016

Steve Lum gathered the background information about this event.  It was later picked up and posted on the National Guard Memorial Museum site. This is a revised version with new photographs.

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Hawaii Guardsmen capture prisoner of war number one
By Retired Master Sgt. Stephen M. Lum

It was more than a year since the Hawaii Guard was mobilized (Oct. 15, 1940), as German and Japanese military forces were invading Europe and the Asian-Pacific Theatres. The United States was drawn into World War II with the bombing of Pearl Harbor.

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