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Flags Lowered in Honor of Former Legislator and Judge, Miho

September 26, 2011, 12:41 PM HST
* Updated September 26, 9:52 PM
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By Wendy Osher

Flag half-staff. File photo by Wendy Osher.

Flags will fly at half-staff on Thursday, September 29, 2011 in honor of former legislator and First Circuit Court Judge, Katsugo Miho.

Miho was originally from Kahului, Maui, and was born in 1922.

He was elected as a Representative in the state legislature in 1959, where he served for five terms.  He also served for eight years as a Family Court judge.

Prior to that, Miho served as a member of the famed 442nd Regimental Combat Team during World War II.

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“Kats Miho was a unique person in the best sense of the word. He was always encouraging and supportive of the best in you – never pessimistic of Hawai’i or its future,” said Governor Neil Abercrombie today.

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“In my life personally and politically, he was someone I could always call on for advice, counsel, and support. In his public life, Kats Miho’s contribution to Hawai’i is old school. In other words, he was always for Hawai’i, first, last, and always,” said Gov. Abercrombie.

US and Hawai’i flags at all state offices and agencies as well as the Hawai’i National Guard are to be flown at half-staff from sunrise until sunset, September 29, 2011.

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