Remembering the Heroes

Molokai Veterans of Foreign Wars observe Memorial Day

By Catherine Cluett

Joining hands and voices to sing “Hawaii Aloha”, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3870 and their families and friends gathered to remember those who gave their lives in service to the country at a Memorial Day service last Saturday.

VFW Quartermaster David Nanod read a list of those Molokai Veterans of Foreign Wars who died in service, and Adjutant Albert Pu rang a bell after each name.

One of those names was Capt. Robert Caliboso. Nanod told the group it was never known how these men died, but not long ago, he found Caliboso’s story. He was killed on March 5, 1966 in Vietnam, shot down while piloting a helicopter that had delivered ammunition. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, and inducted into the U.S. Army Museum’s Gallery of Heroes last month.




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