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Kapaau in Hawaii County, Hawaii — Hawaiian Island Archipelago (Pacific Ocean)
 

1st BN., 141st Infantry Regiment

 
 
100/442nd Infantry Regiment Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 27, 2017
1. 100/442nd Infantry Regiment Marker
Inscription.
To the
100/442nd Infantry Regiment
With Deep Sincerity and Upmost Appreciation for
The Gallant Fight to Effect Our Rescue After
We Had Been Isolated for Seven Days
1st BN., 141st Infantry Regiment
Biffontaine, France
From 24th to 30th October 1944

 
Erected by American Legion Post 4, North Kohala, Hawaii.
 
Location. 20° 13.818′ N, 155° 47.903′ W. Marker is in Kapaau, Hawaii, in Hawaii County. Marker is at the intersection of Akoni Pule Highway (Hawaii Route 279) and Kapaau Road, on the right when traveling east on Akoni Pule Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kapaau HI 96755, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Farming the Land, Fishing the Sea (approx. 7½ miles away); Clues from the Past... The Archaeology of Lapakahi (approx. 7½ miles away); Pelekane (approx. 14.1 miles away); Mailekini Heiau (approx. 14.1 miles away); Hale o Kapuni Heiau (approx. 14.1 miles away); Pu'ukohola Heiau (approx. 14.1 miles away); Pu'ukohlā Heiau (approx. 14.1 miles away).
 
Categories. War, World II
 
1st BN., 141st Infantry Regiment Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 27, 2017
2. 1st BN., 141st Infantry Regiment Marker
Statue of King Kamehameha located next to this marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 27, 2017
3. Statue of King Kamehameha located next to this marker
Today, iconic statues honor King Kamehameha’s memory, perhaps the most well-known King Kamehameha Statue stands across the street from Iolani Palace on Oahu. However, the story of the Kapaau statue has a history that’s far more intriguing. Forged in Florence, Italy in 1880, the ship that was ferrying it to Honolulu sank off the Falkland Islands. Believed to have been lost at sea, a replacement statue was commissioned and was erected in Downtown Honolulu and has become one of the most photographed landmarks on Oahu. However, the original statue was miraculously found and recovered in 1912. The restored statue was then installed near Kamehameha’s birthplace at Kapaau. On your way from Hawi to the Pololu Valley Lookout, make sure to stop in this small town to see this majestic tribute to the Kingdom of Hawaii’s first monarch. -- Go Hawaii
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 20, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 20, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 46 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 20, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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