Hawaiians away at war, 1917.

Some Hawaiian Boys Aboard the Warship St. Louis

The picture above is of some boys, who left from Honolulu on the warship St. Louis in the past months for the war. And according to the letter written by Joe Kalaukoa to his father Joseph Kalaukoa, who is in the police force of this city, all of the Hawaiian youths are doing well and are all being well taken care of by the officers.

One of the activities of these Hawaiian boys aboard the warship is playing music to entertain the ship’s captain; everything he wrote to his father was uplifting, because there has been no difficulties faced, and he has no fear for them and is forevermore hopeful that there will come a time that the child will again see his parents.

In the picture, standing to the left is Antone Gomes; to the right is Eddie Ladd, and the one seated is Joe Kalaukoa.

(Kuokoa, 7/13/1917, p. 2)

Kekahi Mau Keiki Hawaii Maluna o ka Mokukaua St. Louis

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LV, Helu 28, Aoao 2. Iulai 13, 1917.