Joey Fernandez of Wailuku (left, first photo) salutes after placing a candle on the stand in honor of a Maui Vietnam War veteran killed in action, following the ringing of a bell by Navy veteran Karl Calleon of Pukalani. The annual candlelight memorial ceremony took place Monday evening at the pavilion outside the War Memorial Gym.
Second photo: Army Reserve Maj. Faasaviliga Tafao places a commemorative pin on 81-year-old Guillermo Sarocam of Lanai in honor of Sarocam’s brother, Joseph Sarocam, who was killed while serving in the Army in Vietnam in 1967. Representatives from all of the Gold Star families present received a pin. Guillermo Sarocam and his family have flown to Maui every year for the past five years to honor his brother.
Third photo: Wailea resident Janna Hoehn (from left) and U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, a veteran of the Army National Guard, stand for the posting of the colors. Hoehn spent years uncovering photographs of all 277 Hawaii Vietnam veterans killed in action, and has so far found more than 6,000 who died in the conflict.
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Stand-up paddle winners Soni Haenscheid of Germany and Connor Baxter of Haiku pose together after their victories at the 10th annual OluKai Hoolaulea on Saturday at Kanaha Beach Park. Competitors battled large surf as they made their way from Maliko Gulch to Kanaha. Baxter won the event for the seventh time, crossing in a time of 1 hour, 12 minutes, 50 seconds. He also won the inaugural foil board race on Sunday. Haenscheid won in 1:27:36. Photo courtesy of OLUKAI
Jon Aunese of Maui High School hits against Mililani’s Nathaniel Johnson in the second set of the Sabers’ four-set loss to the Trojans in a state tournament first-round match Monday. The Maui News / CHRIS SUGIDONO photo
Maui High’s Julius Benavidez tries to block Mililani’s Chance Guillermo in the second set Monday.
The Sabers’ Rexie Butihi hits against the Trojans’ Alrick Boncato.
Lunas goalie Brooke Whitehead tries to block a shot in the first half.
Dakota Delos-Reyes of Lahainaluna High School scores on Roosevelt’s Anya Miranda in the first half of the Lunas’ 8-5 loss in a state tournament first-round game Monday at Kihei Aquatic Center. The Maui News / CHRIS SUGIDONO photo
Lahainaluna’s Hailey Bogar and Roosevelt’s Anya Miranda battle for the ball.