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Here's a couple of nice USO items from Hawaii during the War years. The pin on the top is sterling silver and enamel and is in the shape of Oahu, the main island of the group where Honolulu, Pearl Harbor, Schofield Barracks etc. are located. The plastic covered paper pin-on card show an Island girl with a hibiscus flower in her hair.

Jon.

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"As long as man exists, there will be war. The only way to avoid trouble is to have the best Army, Navy and Air Force." George S. Patton, Jr.

SAVE THE A-10!

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"Hui Menehune" and "Flying Squadron" were groups of young women organized by the USO to dance with servicemen at various service clubs on Oahu.

 

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Then out spake brave Horatius, the Captain of the Gate:


"To every man upon this earth death cometh soon or late.
And how can man die better than facing fearful odds,


For the ashes of his fathers, and the temples of his gods."

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Hi All,

The USO is overlooked in my opinion.

They did and still do great work, for little notice. I have a couple of pieces, but you don't see it.

I know that I used them when I was in, thery are great!

Terry


You are his witness now, without a witness, they just disappear!

Quote from the movie TAKING CHANCE 2009

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"Hui Menehune" and "Flying Squadron" were groups of young women organized by the USO to dance with servicemen at various service clubs on Oahu.

 

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Thanks Wailuna! I had no idea other than the obvious Island connection of these items. You are a fountain of information. Thankyou! These women really did their part during the War to help out. Jon.


"As long as man exists, there will be war. The only way to avoid trouble is to have the best Army, Navy and Air Force." George S. Patton, Jr.

SAVE THE A-10!

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