William Naki, III
Specialist Four
HHC, 1ST BDE, 5TH INF DIV, USARV
Army of the United States
Kaneohe, Hawaii
May 11, 1950 to January 15, 1971
WILLIAM NAKI III is on the Wall at Panel W5, Line 46

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During a training session outside the base camp with other members of the unit, an enemy booby trap was detonated, killing 6 men. Those killed in the explosion were:


Born to Harrietta Lehualani (Trust) Naki (1928-2005) and William "Sonny" Naki, Jr. At the time of his death, he was survived by his parents a hanai brother Randy Drew; sisters Charleen Nalani (Naki) Quartero (1947-2004), Harrietta Leihualani "Hank" Naki (1945-2010), Wilma Naki, Coralene J Naki-Souza, and Bernadette Carrick. He had no wife or children.

William "Buddy Boy" Naki, III was laid to rest in Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe, Honolulu County Hawaii. His mother and sisters were laid to rest at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park, Kaneohe, Honolulu County, Hawaii.

William Naki


Our Veterans' names carved in stone and bronze remind us of the high price paid for loyalty and valor. Memorial Day is a good time to walk in cemeteries and to remember the dead with gratitude.


- - The Virtual Wall, September 18, 2017

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