Baron Kaholokula recently addressed vets, spouses and widows.
KSM Seniors Present ‘Living History’ Projects at Club 100th Veterans Gathering Students from Kamehameha Schools Maui presented
Following the presentation, Kaholokula’s grandson,
their “Living History” projects at a gathering of the 100th
Baron Kaholokula, shared more anecdotes about his
Infantry Battalion, Maui Chapter, held in January at the
grandfather and sang one of James Kaholokula’s most
famous compositions, “Pua ‘Olena.”
The teams had produced research projects on two
The 100th gathering kicked off the 75th anniversary of
former 100th Infantry veterans, Major Mitsuyoshi Fukuda
the formation of the unit after the start of World War II.
and SSG James Kaholokula, for the Smithsonian Institute-
This summer, the NVMC Education Center will present a
sponsored Living History Day held last year at the Pacific
special exhibit about the 100th Infantry Battalion.
Aviation Museum in Pearl Harbor. Seniors John Koa Williamson and Justin Shifler displayed the biography of Major Fukuda, who was the only Nisei commanding officer of the 100th. Jarin Correa and Rafael Adolpho described the life history of James Kaholokula of Pauwela, Maui, one of the 100th’s few veterans of Hawaiian ancestry (see the story of James Kaleikapu Kaholokula on page 8).
Ramona Ho, Justin Shiffler, John Koa Willamson and Leslie Pico-Lilio