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Explosive Safety Waivers at West Loch expired in Dec 2013 by Chief of Naval Operations

June 1, 2015

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Several Explosive Safety Waivers at Naval Munition Command for West Loch and Lualualei expired in Dec 2013.  The Chief of Naval Operations (CNO),  had extended the  3 Explosive Safety Waivers only until Dec 2013,  and we found no new Waivers issued for West Loch and Lualualei. So  in our fact checking and inquiry we have […]

The West Loch Disaster – 71st Anniversary Memorial (May 21, 1944)

May 24, 2015

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We traveled out on the “LTG. William B. Bunker” an Army LSV Ship, to the lochs outside of Pearl Harbor across from Whiskey Pier to lay a wreath in the water near the last visible Hull the LST 480 rusting in the Hallow waters of West Loch. Here is my video footage of the ride […]

Highlighting the works and lives of African American’s in Hawaii – part 1

February 14, 2015

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With the strong possibility of the Presidential Library for President Barack Obama being built here in Honolulu, Hawaii, we heard from many of Hawaii’s African Americans who wanted to take some time to create dialogues, share some history and reflect on some of the works and the lives of Hawaii’s African American’s. We will look […]

Whiskey Pier, West Loch Disaster

June 26, 2014

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Whiskey Pier, West Loch Disaster, the African American Soldiers that were on board the Navy LST 353 Vessel on MAy 21, 1944 in West Loch unloading Mortar at the time of the explosion of Six LST Navy Ships, there was no roster of this unit’s casualties included in the Navy report. And as we marked […]

Hallow Waters – West Loch Disaster May 21, 1944

May 21, 2014

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A sobering day honoring the fallen service members who lost their lives, at the West Loch Disaster on May 21, 1944. A small group of civilians and military personnel was escorted  by Navy personnel  in 4 rigid-hulled inflatable boats (RHIBs), with a right of passage to honor the fallen service members who lost their lives in […]