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Check Six – 1970s: After Drill Parties

March 11, 2019

Hawaii Air National Guard photograph | click to enlarge

This undated photograph shows an after drill parties in the old radar dock. Shown are (l-r) Roy MatsuokaWilliam Akiona, and James “Bubba” Tachihata. These parties ranged from wing wide, or squadron events. This one appears like a small get-together.

Roy served in the missile shop, and Bill and James on the fighter flightline. All retired after long careers in the maintenance complex. James passed in 2016 after a long battle with cancer.

Thanks to Bill Chang, Gordon Lau and Gary Soma for their assistance in identifying the Guardmembers in the photograph.

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