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Date: Thursday, October 9, 2014
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong (808) 932-7669

For Immediate Release

The University of Hawai’i at Hilo’s North Hawai’i Education and Research Center (NHERC) will mark Filipino-American Heritage Month with a presentation by Domingo Los Banos on Filipino-American troops in World War II on Thursday, October 16. His talk will follow a 5:30 p.m. screening of Stephanie Castillo’s documentary “An Untold Triumph: the Story of the 1st and 2nd Filipino Infantry Regiments, U.S. Army.” Both events are free and open to the public.

Los Banos was born on Kauai to first generation Filipino immigrants and has distinguished himself as a teacher, coach, principal and school superintendent
in Hawai’i. He attended the University of Hawai’i prior to enlisting in the U.S.
Army in 1944. Domingo served in the 1st Filipino Infantry Regiment and since
completing his tour of duty has dedicated himself to spreading a message of
tolerance and understanding among people of all nations.

The film and talk will be held in the NHERC Conference Room at 45-539 Plumeria Street in Honoka’a and will include light refreshments. For more information or for disability accommodations please call Momi Naughton at (808) 775-8890 (V) or (808) 932-7002 (TTY).

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