Congressional Gold Medal Service Awards - February 6, 2022

The Congressional Gold Medal Luncheon and Awards Gala to honor the Chinese American Veterans who served in WWII, was held at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Coral Ballroom on Sunday, February 6, 2022. The event was postponed 4 times due to the pandemic. I was one of 4 photographers assigned to shoot the event. Day started at 8:30am and didn’t end until after 3:00 pm.

The Japanese and Filipino American veterans already received their metals a long time ago so it was now time for the Chinese American Veterans because many have passed away and the living ones are in their 90’s and 100’s. There were about 175 veterans and next of kin receiving awards.

We had to take photos of veterans seated at their tables, then next of kin with mobility challenges on the floor in the middle of the stage, then next of kin split into 2 lines on each side of the stage coming up to receive the medals.

These are just a few of the photos taken that day.

Milton Hee
Don Rostow
Eddie Freeman
Cliff Kimura

Photo by Lance Wong

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2/6/2022, 8:47 am

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2/6/2022, 9:18 am

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2/6/2022, 9:56 am

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2/6/2022, 10:12 am

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2/6/2022, 10:25 am

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Colonel Wes Fong

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2/6/2022, 10:29 am

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Lieutenant Governor Josh Green

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2/6/2022, 10:34 am

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2/6/2022, 10:36 am

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Mayor Rick Blangiardi (with lei)

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2/6/2022, 10:39 am

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2/6/2022, 10:44 am

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2/6/2022, 10:59 am

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2/6/2022, 11:00 am

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2/6/2022, 11:02 am

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2/6/2022, 11:10 am

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Cathy Foy singing

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2/6/2022, 11:11 am

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2/6/2022, 11:17 am

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Cathy Foy singing Doxology

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2/6/2022, 11:54am

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Michele Choy, event coordinator

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2/6/2022, 1:16am

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Punahou High School ROTC Students

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General Flynn - Commanding Officer of the U.S. Army Pacific (4 star general)

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2/6/2022, 1:33pm

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2/6/2022, 2:01 pm

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Dr. Joe Young

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2/6/2022, 2:04 pm

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2/6/2022, 2:08 pm

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2/6/2022, 2:09 pm

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2/6/2022, 2:22 pm

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2/6/2022, 2:24 pm

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2/6/2022, 2:25 pm

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Alan Hoe, Vietnam War hero getting a medal for his father.

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2/6/2022, 2:27 pm

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Dr. Gerard Akaka receiving the medal for his father U.S. Senator Daniel K Akaka who served in WWII

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2/6/2022, 2:33 pm

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2/6/2022, 2:34 pm

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Former Governor George Ariyoshi

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2/6/2022, 3:06 pm

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2/6/2022, 3:10 pm

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2/6/2022, 3:12 pm

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