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Kouchi statement on Dillingham Airfield crash victims

Hawai‘i State Senate President Ronald D. Kouchi issued the following statement today:

Our thoughts and prayers and our deepest condolences go out to the family and friends of Rick Rogers and William "Uncle Billy" Enoka, who died in the plane crash at Dillingham Airfield.

Kauai is mourning the loss of Uncle Billy, who was dedicated to keeping the people of Kauai safe through his lifelong work in the Kauai Fire Department, retiring in 1994 as a Captain with the Kauai Fire Department, and as a Lieutenant Colonel with the Civil Air Patrol.

I worked with Uncle Billy from 1983 until he retired as a captain in the Kauai Fire Department in 1994 and thereafter in his work with the Civil Air Patrol.  He was a consummate professional and his love of flying equaled his love of mentoring our next generation of leaders.

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