Puka Puka Parades, August 1949, vol. 4 no. 3
Details of KIA who were interred in the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific
Remains of 140 of our deceased comrades were interred in the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific during July 21-August 11, 1949 inclusive.
First 100th Bn. fallen comrade to be laid to rest was S/sgt. Lei Yamashiro of Charlie Company.
Short, but fitting military rites were conducted at the gravesides. The next at kin of the decedents were presented flags of our country, followed by the firing of gun salute and the sounding of taps.
Memorial plaques were bestowed to the kin of all 100th Bn. war dead interred in the National Cemetery by Oahu members. Colonel F. L. Turner and Colonel C. Pence, former C.O. of the 442 RCT, laid token wreaths on July 21st to honor the memory of all Hawaii war dead. Honorary member, L. F. Deacon, presented an orchid offering on behalf of Hawaii Chapter.