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Check Six – 2014: Col. Bowers Jr. memorialization ceremony

March 6, 2019

On May 4, 2014, the Hawaii Army National Guard honored Colonel Francis A.I. “Miki” Bowers, Jr. by renaming their Wahiawa armory in his honor.

Hawaii Army National Guard photograph by SSG Ryan Sheldon | click photograph to enlarge

This group photograph of past commanders and command sergeant majors of the 487th Field Artillery Brigade pose in front of the newly renamed Col. Francis A.I. “Miki” Bowers Jr. Armory.

Top row (left-right): Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Jack Makuakane, retired Command Sgt. Maj. James Reis, retired Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Inouye, retired Command Sgt. Maj. Steven Abe, Command Sgt. Maj. Leonard Ventura and Command Sgt. Maj. Thomas Odoardi.

Bottom row (left-right): retired Lt. Col. Lionel Payes, Brig. Gen Keith Tamashiro, retired Col. Stan Keolanui, retired Lt. Col. Bruce Spear, retired Brig Gen. Thomas Ito, Col. Robert Lesher and Lt. Col. Loren Penney.

(Ranks and status are as of the photograph date)

Earlier Retiree News post about the armory renaming

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