Wai, Francis B.

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Name
Wai, Francis B. Gender: M
Francis Brown Wai
born on 14 April 1917 at 13:45 (= 1:45 PM )
Place Honolulu, Hawaii, 21n18, 157w52
Timezone HST h10w30 (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 24°28' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 26°40 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 21°47'



Francis B. Wai

Biography

American military officer, a captain in the United States Army who received the Medal of Honor for actions during the recapture of the Philippines from Japan in 1944. As a youngster, Wai liked to surf and he played several sports in high school and college. He graduated from college with a degree in finance. Although he initially planned to work with his father, he joined the Hawaii National Guard, commissioned a lieutenant. Wai was sent with his unit to fight in World War II and he was killed on 20 October 1944 at age 27 during the U.S. amphibious assault on Leyte, Philippines.

He was initially awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, the United States' second highest decoration for valor. After an extensive review of awards in 2000, his medal was upgraded to the Medal of Honor. To date, Wai is the only Chinese American and one of only two non-Japanese Asian American officers to receive the medal.

Link to Wikipedia biography

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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate.

Categories

  • Traits : Body : Race (Native Hawaiian mother, Chinese father)
  • Traits : Personality : Courageous (Military hero)
  • Personal : Death : Short Life less than 29 Yrs (Age 27)
  • Vocation : Military : Combat
  • Vocation : Military : Honors
  • Vocation : Military : Killed
  • Vocation : Military : Military career (US Army captain)
  • Vocation : Military : Military service (WWII)