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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Services set for veteran Harry 'Hitch' Yoshinaga

 •  Obituaries

Advertiser Staff

Services will be held Monday for Harry "Hitch" Hisao Yoshinaga, 84, a member of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team and retired construction and engineering chief for the Army Corps of Engineers.

Yoshinaga died Sept. 27 at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, Calif.

He was born Jan. 2, 1922, in Wailuku, Maui. From 1942 to 1945, he served with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team's Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, earning a Silver Star, two Bronze Stars, a Purple Heart, a variety of campaign medals and other honors before his honorable discharge as a staff sergeant.

Yoshinaga continued his government service with the Pacific Division of the Army Corps of Engineers, retiring in 1989.

He was an avid golfer and a longtime member of the Honolulu Country Club.

He is survived by his wife, Ginko; a son, Leroy; daughters Frances Pons and Patricia Murakami; brothers Nadao and Toshio; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

A funeral for Yoshinaga will be from 2 to 2:20 p.m. Monday at the Hawai'i State Veterans Cemetery in Kane'ohe. The family requests aloha attire and no flowers.