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Check Six – 2009: Posting of the Guard

May 24, 2022
Hawaii Air National Guard photograph – click to enlarge

Colonel Walter F. Judd, a Hawai‘i Air National Guard member, organized the current Royal Guard. The ceremonial unit is made up of Hawai‘i Air National Guardsmen who are either full Hawaiian or part-Hawaiian ancestry. The Royal Guard is a re-creation of the royal guard of the Kingdom of Hawai‘i in the 19th Century.

The current unit made its first public appearance on November 16, 1963, at ‘Iolani Palace to commemorate King David Kalākaua’s birthday. The unit continues to post the guard at the palace every year. 

The Royal Guard serves the Governor for official State functions and other public functions honoring veterans and the U.S. military in Hawai‘i year-round.

This photograph is a group photograph at the 2009 posting event. In the photograph are (L-R) Noa Keaulii, Kirk Liu, Kalani Souza, Darrell Bactad, Prescott Looney, Herman Thompson, Maui Quizon, Gary Hema

Thanks to Ramon “Maui” Quizon for identification assistance.

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