The opportunity to revisit the 1953 Best Picture Oscar winner From Here to Eternity on a Maui movie theater screen is as much an event for film buffs as it is a homecoming for this classic drama. Montgomery Clift stars as Robert E. Lee Prewitt, a soldier and bugler based at Schofield Barracks on Oahu. Prewitt immediately distinguishes himself from the other soldiers by … [Read more...] about FROM HERE TO ETERNITY Old Movie Review
Like a very small percentage of high school seniors and recent graduates, Maui native and H. P. Baldwin High School grad Benjamin Wuthrich anxiously awaits word from the United States Military Academy at West Point for an admission, or Appointment, to the Academy. These cadet-hopefuls, more than 10,000 of them, are eagerly checking their mailboxes on a daily basis, hoping to … [Read more...] about From Baldwin to Beast: One Baldwin High grad’s quest to go to West Point
The U.S. military and Hawaii have a long and complex history. The 1893 overthrow of the Hawaiian kingdom happened in part because U.S. Marines came ashore to assist the white coup leaders. Hawaii eventually became a U.S. territory during the Spanish-American War because of Pearl Harbor’s value to the U.S. Navy as a coaling station. At the same time, huge numbers of Hawaii-born … [Read more...] about The U.S. Army is preparing to leave Hawaii, but few besides Maui Rep. Kaniela Ing seem happy to see them go
The Iraq war may be over, but don’t tell the 800 Hawaii-based troops who are being deployed there this week. The soldiers, stationed at Oahu’s Schofield Barracks, will join almost 4,000 members of Hawaii’s 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team currently carrying out “Operation New Dawn.” Granted, thousands of U.S. forces have left Iraq and the ones still there are supposedly focused … [Read more...] about 800 More Hawaii-Based Soldiers Headed For Iraq. But We’re Not At War!