Audio: Lt. Hoe room dedication
The 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment dedicated their conference room to 1st Lt. Nainoa Keali'ihokuhelelani Hoe in a ceremony Tuesday, April 9, at 11 a.m. Hoe was killed by a sniper while on patrol in Mosul, Iraq, Feb. 22, 2005. Hoe is the most senior service member to pay the ultimate sacrifice while serving with the 3-21st since 2002. Hoe was a native Hawaiian and graduated from the University of Hawaii in 2003. Upon graduation, he received a commission as a second lieutenant in the United States Army and took a position with the 3-21st. Hoe's father, Allen Hoe, attended the ceremony along with unit leadership. Following the ceremony, unit members hosted a traditional luau-type meal in honor of 1st Lt. Hoe.
Location:FORT WAINWRIGHT, AK, US
Hometown:FAIRBANKS, AK, US
Hometown:FORT WAINWRIGHT, AK, US
Hometown:MAUI, HI, US