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To preserve the heritage of this special military organization and its members
Lt. Col. (Ret.) George Lulu‘upuaokauikawēkiu Kekuna
George Kekuna 84 of Mililani, Hawaii
Born Sept 24, 1931 in Hilo Hawaii to the late Solomon and Annabelle Manu Kekuna
His First Wings June 10,1959 USAF base Laredo Texas
His Final Wings 57 years later June 9, 2016 Honolulu, Hawaii
After a long courage's battle with cancer.
Wife Helen with him as she has been for 55 years.
Served in the Unites States Air Force 1952-1981.
George accumulated 6454 hour flying T-33,
H-19, H-21, H-43,H C-1, HC-3, HH-3 and HH-53.
Command Pilot, 3 Air Medals and others
Graduated Punahou School Class of 48,
Chaminade Univ. BGS and Central Michigan Univ. MA.
1983-1994 Deputy Director Designate, Oahu Civil Defense,
Executive Asst. Office of the Mayor and Deputy Director, Dept of Auditoriums.
Commercial Pilot License, MOAA Hawaii Aloha Chapter, Elks Lodge #616
USAF Helicopter Pilots Association, Marine Memorial Association (Benefactor Member)
and American Legion Hawaii
Mililani Neighborhood Board (Past) and POP Warner Football (Past President)
George was so lucky to have the love of two families.
His Wife and Children And the USAF Helicopter Family
George and Wife Helen loved music, broad way shows dancing, travel and lots of romantic dinners.
George was such a Brilliant, Handsome, Talented, Loving man with a Great Smile.
Devoted Husband, Father, Grandfather and Great-grandfather.
Survived By wife, Helen L Kekuna, Children, Denise Kapikookalani Kekuna
Debra Uilani Kekuna Chun (Greg) Betty Ipo Kekuna Tomisato (Glenn)
George L. Kekuna, Jr. Grandchildren, Kawai‘olu (Sarahlea) Kailanamālie (Marissa)
Kawehioka‘ala Kamanaonahiku (Jenna) Kawēkiulani Great-grandchildren
Kapikookalaniki‘eki‘e Kalamaola Kamanuwelowelo Lulu‘upuakauikawēkiu
Visitation 9:30 -11:00 am Friday (August 5 ) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel.
Service 11:00 am. Burial 3:00 pm at National Cemetary of the Pacific, Punchbowl.
In Lieu of flowers make donation in the name of George Kekuna to the Marines Memorial, www.MarineClub.com
Or Punahou Alumni Class of 48.
I'm a American of Hawaiian Ancestry
GOD BLESS AMERICA
50th Anniversary Reunion
It was loads of fun!
This is a picture of the Plaque that was placed at the Flag Pole on the 19th of September 2010
“CATCH A FALLING STAR”
The 6594 Test Group operated from Hickam Air Force Base for twenty-seven
years (1958-1986) retrieving film capsules in support of the “Corona” and follow on
Spy Satellite Programs.
Historians consider the “Corona” Program’s mission successes to be equivalent
in Aerospace significance to the Wright Brothers and First Flight, or Yeager,
and Breaking the Sound Barrier.
The “Corona” Program accomplished the following firsts:
1) First return of an object placed in Earth’s orbit.
2) First pictures of Earth from space.
3) First space program with more than one return capsule.
4) First space program to reach 100 missions (145 Total).
JC-130 B JC-130 H HC-130 P
These 3 prints are available for purchase from HerkyBirds.com
They are 17" X 11" full color printed on 80lb card stock for $35.00 each.
Choose your favorite Tail number. Follow the link below
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