Kū’auhau Nui and the President
After long wait, family receives soldier’s medal
POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, May 03, 2011
President Barack Obama presented a Medal of Honor yesterday at the White House to the family of Army Pfc. Anthony T. Kahoohanohano of Wailuku for his bravery on a battlefield in Korea nearly 60 years ago.
Kahoohanohano was 21 when gave his life in a one-man stand against overwhelming numbers of enemy troops so fellow soldiers could fall back to safety.
About 23 members of the Kahoohanohano family traveled from Hawaii to be in Washington, D.C., for the presentation, including Anthony’s sister Elaine Kahoohanohano, brother Eugene Kahoohanohano and nephew George Kahoohanohano.