Anthony Thomas Kaho’ohanohano-Makawao, HI
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe
N 20° 51.756 W 156° 18.822
4Q E 779515 N 2309276
Quick Description: Korean War Medal of Honor Recipient for action in the vicinity of Chup’a-ri, Korea on September 1, 1951. He is buried in Maui Veterans Cemetery, Makawao, HI.
Location: Hawaii, United States
Date Posted: 8/21/2019 9:33:53 AM
Waymark Code: WM115ZH
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff
Views: 4

Long Description:
He was born on July 22, 1920 in Maui County, HI and he was Killed In Action on September 1, 1951. His Medal of Honor information and citation is: ANTHONY THOMAS KAHO’OHANOHANO
Rank: Private First Class
Organization: U.S. Army
Company: Company H
Division: 17th Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division
Born: 22 July 1930, Wailuku, Hawaii
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At: Hawaii
G.O. Number:
Date of Issue: 05/02/2011
Accredited To: Hawaii
Place / Date: Chupa-ri, Korea, 1 September, 1951

Citation
For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty Private First Class Anthony T. Kaho'ohanohano, Company H, 17th Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division, distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism in action against the enemy in the vicinity of Chupa-ri, Korea, on 1 September 1951. On that date, Private First Class Kaho'ohanohano was in charge of a machine-gun squad supporting the defensive positioning of Company F when a numerically superior enemy force launched a fierce attack. Because of the enemy's overwhelming numbers, friendly troops were forced to execute a limited withdrawal. As the men fell back, Private First Class Kaho'ohanohano ordered his squad to take up more defensible positions and provide covering fire for the withdrawing friendly force. Although having been wounded in the shoulder during the initial enemy assault, Private First Class Kaho'ohanohano gathered a supply of grenades and ammunition and returned to his original position to face the enemy alone. As the hostile troops concentrated their strength against his emplacement in an effort to overrun it, Private First Class Kaho'ohanohano fought fiercely and courageously, delivering deadly accurate fire into the ranks of the onrushing enemy. When his ammunition was depleted, he engaged the enemy in hand-to-hand combat until he was killed. Private First Class Kaho'ohanohano's heroic stand so inspired his comrades that they launched a counterattack that completely repulsed the enemy. Upon reaching Private First Class Kaho'ohanohano's emplacement, friendly troops discovered 11 enemy soldiers lying dead in front of the emplacement and two inside it, killed in hand-to-hand combat. Private First Class Kaho'ohanohano's extraordinary heroism and selfless devotion to duty are in keeping with the finest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon himself, the 7th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.

Photo taken by Randall M and posted on findagrave.com.

*SPECIAL EXCEPTION WAYMARK* This category made the decision to approve this waymark based on the research and partnerships between the submitter, Don.Morfe, and individuals who gave permission for their photos of Medal of Honor resting places to be used in this community. Although the vision and philosophy of the Waymarking body is to promote in-person visits and photo documentation, special circumstances can be made on a case-by-case basis such as this submission. We appreciate the fact that Don.Morfe spent over 20 years visiting more than 2,900 Medal of Honor resting places and has documented them in this category with personal photos the past 18 months. He recently took it upon himself to document many more Medal of Honor resting places around the world that he could not visit in person. He reached out to individuals on FindaGrave.com and elsewhere and received permission to use their photos, created write-ups and submitted them here for approval. A compromise was made to allow his submissions here in order to gain a sense of appreciation to those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms. Thank you, Don, for your tireless efforts and contributions to this category and to the Waymarking community!

Armed Service: Army

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