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Francis Brown Wai, Medal of Honor Winner
Francis Brown Wai, Medal of Honor Winner
Francis Brown Wai, Medal of Honor Winner
Francis Brown Wai, Medal of Honor Winner
Francis Brown Wai, Medal of Honor Winner
Francis Brown Wai, Medal of Honor Winner
Francis Brown Wai, Medal of Honor Winner
Francis Brown Wai, Medal of Honor Winner

Medal of Honor Recipient Capt. Francis Wai

Francis Brown Wai was born on April 14, 1917, in Hawaii. Francis was the son of Kim Wai and Rosina Wai. Kim Wai had immigrated to Hawaii from China; in Hawaii, where he established himself as a successful banker and was both well-known and well-regarded. Francis, Kim's eldest child, had three brothers and one sister. Francis was an avid athlete and graduated from Hawaii's elite Punahou High School in 1935. He attended Sacramento Junior College from 1936 - 1937, where he played quarterback in...

American Legion Post 1634 Re-Dedication, New Babylon, NY

The following address was given by John Walpole, Jr., to honored guests, public officials, and community members at the re-dedication and street renaming at the SGT John Sardiello Post 1634 of the American Legion on Sept. 13, 2014. For more information, see the Newsday article and blog post about SGT. Sardiello. "Today’s events have been three years in the making. But until recently, this was all the tribute we were able to provide on our web site about our Post’s namesake, Sgt. John...