Honoring our D-Day warriors

The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo
The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo
The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo

FIRST PHOTO: Maui residents Dr. Seiya Ohata and Robert Sullivan converse after receiving French National Order of Honor medals Saturday morning in a ceremony at the Maui Adult Day Care Center, located at the Nisei Veterans Memorial Center campus. Ohata and Sullivan were honored by the government of France for the roles they played in the D-Day invasion of Normandy. Ohata was a captain who hit the beach on a landing craft with the 164th General Hospital and treated injured Allied soldiers, French citizens and German wounded. Sullivan was a paratrooper for the Canadian Army and landed behind enemy lines. Sullivan also served in the U.S. Army in the Korean War.

SECOND PHOTO: Dr. Seiya Ohata, who recently turned 100, poses for photos after his medal presentation.

THIRD PHOTO: Robert Sullivan has his medals pinned on by grandson Blake Sullivan, 17, of Lahaina.

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