STATEMENT FROM HAWAI'I ISLAND SENATORS ON DEATH OF CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER 2, KIRK T. FUCHIGAMI JR.
HONOLULU – The Department of Defense announced the death of Chief Warrant Officer 2 Kirk T. Fuchigami Jr. from Kea‘au, Hawai‘i who was killed on November 20, 2019 in Logar Province, Afghanistan while supporting Operation Freedom's Sentinel.
“We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Chief Warrant Officer 2 Kirk Takeshi Fuchigami Jr. It is never easy when it’s a soldier from our island home.
He served our country with honor and distinction. His passing is a daily reminder of the men and women who bravely serve in our armed forces to safeguard our freedoms.
On behalf of the Hawai‘i Island State Senators, we extend our heartfelt condolences to his ‘ohana and friends during this time. His courage and sacrifice to our country will never be forgotten.”
Senator Kaiali‘i Kahele, Senate District 1
Senator Russell E. Ruderman, Senate District 2
Senator Dru Mamo Kanuha, Senate District 3
Senator Lorraine R. Inouye, Senate District 4