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As a member of the Navy’s ceremonial guard, KS Hawai‘i 2011 graduate Keola Waiau (right) represents the Navy in presidential and joint forces ceremonies in the United States and abroad.

KS Hawai‘i alumnus serves as casket bearer for President George H.W. Bush

Dec. 6, 2018

Kamehameha Schools Hawai‘i 2011 graduate Keola Waiau had the honor of carrying the casket of the late President George H.W. Bush at a ceremony held yesterday at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston.

Waiau is a member of the Navy’s ceremonial guard – the official ceremonial unit of the Navy and the most recognized, holding the nickname, “The face of the Navy.”  He was selected during boot camp in 2016, and is now stationed in Washington D.C. to represent the Navy in presidential and joint forces ceremonies in the United States and abroad.

Since completing a rigorous 10-week training program, Waiau has participated in several events as a member of the ceremonial guard, including serving as a casket bearer for the late U.S. Senator John McCain.

Learn more in Wednesday's Hawaii News Now feature by Ashley Nagaoka. 



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