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Taps: Wilfred Kalei Hussey Jr.

May 3, 2021

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Sometimes it is the smallest of actions that can have a very large impact. It took 70 years, but a local Korean Conflict hero came home. U.S. Army Cpl. Wilfred Kalei Hussey Jr., from Hilo, was laid to rest this weekend in a small ceremony. Hussey was listed as MIA and his family never had closure on their 19-year-old Soldier’s status.

Mahalo to 1st. Sgt. Clayton Perreira, First Sergeant for Company B, 2-211 Aviation Regiment, who presented the family Wilfred Hussey’s Purple Heart medal.

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