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By Anthony Deane-Drummond
Special Ops Heroes
By Michael Ashcroft
The Honolulu Memorial is located within the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in an extinct volcano near the center of Honolulu, Hawaii.

On either side of the grand stairs leading to the memorial are eight courts of the missing on which are inscribed the names of the 18,095 American World War II missing from the Pacific, excluding those from the southwest Pacific, and 8,210 American missing from the Korean War. These names were listed on the Korean War Courts of the Missing at the time of the dedication in 1966. Two half courts have been added at the foot of the staircase that contain the names of 2,504 Americans missing from the Vietnam War. At the top of the stairs is a chapel flanked by galleries containing mosaic maps and descriptions of the achievements of the American armed forces in the central and south Pacific regions and in Korea.

The memorial was established by ABMC to honor the sacrifices and achievements of American armed forces in the Pacific during World War II and the Korean War. The memorial grew in 1980 to include the missing of the Vietnam War, and it expanded further in 2012 with the addition of two new pavilions. One pavilion houses an orientation map of the memorial and the other includes two mosaic battle maps depicting the Vietnam War.

The Department of Veterans Affairs administers the cemetery.

Inquiries concerning graves within the cemetery should be addressed to the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.
  1. PARAMARINES Mariconi, Nello Francis

    SURNAME Mariconi FORENAME Nello Francis UNIT formerly 4th Marine Parachute Battalion (Company B) RANK Corporal NUMBER 490888 DATE OF DEATH 23rd February 1945 AGE 22 GRAVESITE Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. Courts of the Missing. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 09.09.1922...
  2. PARAMARINES Maddox, Ernest Leon

    SURNAME Maddox FORENAME Ernest Leon UNIT formerly 1st Marine Parachute Battalion (HQ Company) RANK Technical Sergeant NUMBER 288323 DATE OF DEATH 23rd February 1945 AGE 24 GRAVESITE Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. Courts of the Missing ADDITIONAL INFORMATION from...
  3. RAIDERS Berry, James Butterworth, Jr.

    SURNAME Berry FORENAME James Butterworth, Jr. UNIT formerly 4th Raider Battalion (Company D & Q) RANK Corporal NUMBER 339586 DATE OF DEATH 21st July 1944 AGE 22 GRAVESITE Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. Courts of the Missing ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 08.05.1922...
  4. RAIDERS Brubaker, Russell Walter

    SURNAME Brubaker FORENAME Russell Walter UNIT former 3rd Raider Bn. RANK Private First Class NUMBER 816052 DATE OF DEATH 21st July 1944 AGE 22 GRAVESITE Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. Courts of the Missing ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 21.03.1922, Davenport, Iowa, USA...
  5. PARAMARINES Eusey, Charles Jacob

    SURNAME Eusey FORENAME Charles Jacob UNIT formerly 1st Marine Parachute Regiment RANK Captain NUMBER 0-006935 DATE OF DEATH 26th February 1945 AGE 27 GRAVESITE Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. Courts of the Missing. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 15.04.1917, Columbus...
  6. PARAMARINES Jones, Orland Duncan

    SURNAME Jones FORENAME Orland Duncan UNIT formerly 1st Marine Parachute Regiment RANK Sergeant NUMBER 291541 DATE OF DEATH 3rd March 1945 AGE 24 GRAVESITE Honolulu Memorial Courts of the Missing, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 19.08.1920 Arkansas County...
  7. RAIDERS Barnes, William

    SURNAME Barnes FORENAME William UNIT formerly 1st Raider Bn. (Company C) RANK Corporal NUMBER 381200 DATE OF DEATH 23rd February 1945 AGE 24 GRAVESITE Honolulu Memorial Courts of the Missing, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 12.03.1920, Philadelphia...
  8. RAIDERS Mattison, Alden Curtis

    SURNAME Mattison FORENAME Alden Curtis UNIT 2nd Raider Battalion (Company A) RANK Private NUMBER 337253 DATE OF DEATH 16th October 1942 AGE 21 GRAVESITE Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. Courts of the Missing ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 22.04.1921, Blair, Wisconsin, USA...
  9. RAIDERS Hofrichter, John Joseph, Jr.

    SURNAME Hofrichter FORENAME John Joseph UNIT 2nd Raider Battalion (Company A) RANK Private First Class NUMBER 386345 DATE OF DEATH 1st December 1942 AGE 17 GRAVESITE Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. Courts of the Missing ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 11.12.1924, Chicago...
  10. RAIDERS Smith, Cletus

    SURNAME Smith FORENAME Cletus UNIT 2nd Raider Battalion RANK Private NUMBER 347545 DATE OF DEATH 17th August 1942 AGE 20 GRAVESITE Honolulu Memorial, Courts of the Missing ADDITIONAL INFORMATION resided Fort Worth, Texas born 21.11.1921, Crowley, Texas father James Carol Smith...
  11. AIR COMMANDO 2 Wolfkeil, Wayne Benjamin

    SURNAME Wolfkeil FORENAME Wayne Benjamin UNIT 6 Special Operations Squadron (633 S.O. Wing) RANK Major NUMBER 164242403 DATE OF DEATH 9th August 1968 AGE 36 GRAVESITE Honolulu Memorial,Honolulu,Hawaii Courts of the Missing (Court A) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION from...
  12. US PARAS 2 Wogan, William Michael (Willie)

    SURNAME Wogan FORENAME William Michael (Willie) UNIT 506 Infantry Regiment (Airmobile) (Company D,1 Bn) RANK Specialist Fourth Class NUMBER 126382589 DATE OF DEATH 16th February 1969 AGE 21 GRAVESITE Honolulu Memorial,Honolulu,Hawaii Courts of the Missing (Court B) ADDITIONAL...
  13. AIR COMMANDO 2 Welshan, John Thomas

    SURNAME Welshan FORENAME John Thomas UNIT 604 Air Commando Squadron (3 Tactical Fighter Wing) RANK First Lieutenant NUMBER 562527153 DATE OF DEATH 3rd March 1968 AGE 26 GRAVESITE Honolulu Memorial,Honolulu,Hawaii Courts of the Missing (Court A) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION from Oak...
  14. AIR COMMANDO 2 Welborn, Melvin O'Neal

    SURNAME Welborn FORENAME Melvin O'Neal UNIT 39 Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron (3 A.R.R. Group) RANK Airman First Class NUMBER 12963444 DATE OF DEATH 7th November 1967 AGE 20 GRAVESITE Honolulu Memorial,Honolulu,Hawaii Courts of the Missing ADDITIONAL INFORMATION from...
  15. AIR COMMANDO 2 Ward, Neal Clinton (Clint)

    SURNAME Ward FORENAME Neal Clinton (Clint) UNIT 602 Special Operations Squadron (56 S.O. Wing) RANK Captain NUMBER 452748984 DATE OF DEATH 13th June 1969 AGE 23 GRAVESITE Honolulu Memorial,Honolulu,Hawaii Courts of the Missing (Court A) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION from College...
  16. AIR COMMANDO 2 Walker, Kenneth Earl

    SURNAME Walker FORENAME Kenneth Earl UNIT 1 Air Commando Squadron (34 Tactical Group) RANK Captain NUMBER 66297 DATE OF DEATH 2nd October 1964 AGE 29 GRAVESITE Honolulu Memorial,Honolulu,Hawaii Courts of the Missing (Court A) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION from Lansing,Michigan born...
  17. US PARAS 2 VanCampen, Thomas Charles (Tom)

    SURNAME VanCampen FORENAME Thomas Charles (Tom) UNIT 503 Infantry Regiment (Airborne) (Company B,2 Bn) RANK Private First Class NUMBER 19779407 DATE OF DEATH 24th June 1965 AGE 19 GRAVESITE Honolulu Memorial,Honolulu,Hawaii Courts of the Missing (Court B) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION...
  18. AIR COMMANDO 2 Tipping, Henry Albert

    SURNAME Tipping FORENAME Henry Albert UNIT 6 Air Commando Squadron (14 A.C. Wing) RANK Major NUMBER 204182480 DATE OF DEATH 2nd July 1968 AGE 44 GRAVESITE Honolulu Memorial,Honolulu,Hawaii Courts of the Missing (Court A) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION from Philadelphia,Pennsylvania...
  19. AIR COMMANDO 2 Tatum, Lawrence Byron

    SURNAME Tatum FORENAME Lawrence Byron UNIT 1 Air Commando Squadron (14 A.C. Wing) RANK Major NUMBER 411508812 DATE OF DEATH 10th September 1966 AGE 36 GRAVESITE Honolulu Memorial,Honolulu,Hawaii Courts of the Missing ADDITIONAL INFORMATION from Chattanooga,Tennessee born...
  20. US PARAS 2 Stuckey, John Steiner,Jr

    SURNAME Stuckey FORENAME John Steiner,Jr UNIT 503 Infantry Regiment (Airborne) (Company D,1 Bn) RANK Private First Class NUMBER 16843192 DATE OF DEATH 11th November 1967 AGE 21 GRAVESITE Honolulu Memorial,Honolulu,Hawaii Courts of the Missing (Court B) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION...
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