Pfc. Anthony T. Kaho’ohanohano - US Army, Sept. 1, 1951

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Private First Class Anthony T. Kahoʻohanohano (July 22, 1930 – September 1, 1951) was a United States Army soldier who was killed in action during the Korean War. -



A native of Maui, Hawaii, Kahoʻohanohano was the son of a police officer and one of six brothers. All six of the Kahoʻohanohano brothers served in the U.S. military: Anthony and three others in the active duty Army, one in the Marine Corps, and one in the National Guard.-

By September 1, 1951, he was serving in Korea as a private first class with Company H, 2nd Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division. On that day, near Chup'a-ri, he was in charge of a machine gun squad tasked with supporting another company. When a numerically superior enemy force launched an attack, he and his squad withdrew to a more defensible position. Although wounded in the shoulder, Kahoʻohanohano ordered his men to hold their ground while he gathered ammunition and returned to their original post. From that position, he single-handedly held off the enemy advance, fighting hand to hand with an entrenching tool after running out of ammunition, until he was killed. An American counter-attack later retook the position and found thirteen dead Communist Chinese soldiers around Kahoʻohanohano's body.-

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President Barack Obama awards posthumous the Medal of Honor to George Kaho'ohanohano, nephew of Pfc. Anthony T. Kaho'ohanohano , during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, May 2, 2011.-
 
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