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Carol Chang

Waha Nui – 8/6/14

Kaneohe’s Albert Brum received the French Legion of Honor Medal July 16 at a Pearl Harbor ceremony to recognize his heroic 1944 jump into France with “Devil’s Brigade,” a Canadian-U.S. commando unit. A Canadian soldier at the time, Albert couldn’t sit still when other battles called. He re-enlisted for two tours of Korea, then deployed twice to Vietnam with U.S. Special Forces and finally retired here in 1972 as a colonel. Need I say more? I will: His son Scott has done eight tours in Iraq and Afghanistan …

Doris Duke Theatre gets a double dose of Windward talent this month. First it’s the Tyrone Wells family show at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 9 with Castle alumni Erin Chang (Elina Wells) and Kevin Chang of Kupa’aina sharing the stage. Hmm, do I know them? Then on Aug. 20 the Saloon Pilots take over, also at 7:30. Come on down! (honolulumuseum.org) … HHF Planners has promoted Kailua’s Wendie McAllaster to principal, recognizing her three decades’ experience as a registered landscape architect who has beautified historic Pearl Harbor neighborhoods and much more here and across the Pacific …

Hawaii USA FCU has hired Windward’s Steven Shimazu as its business loan portfolio management officer. Steven has 16 years of experience at local and mainland banks … Kailua’s Michelle Salvador, a 20-year banking veteran, is the manager of Central Pacific Bank’s newest branch in Manoa (opened July 12) … Kailua photographer Susan Benay will have a booth (Peggy Chun‘s former space) at Made in Hawaii Festival Aug. 15, showing her paintings this time. It’s all part of Susan’s new series, “Colors on Fire! Hawaii” …

Mobi PCS has promoted Kaneohe’s Jeff Napoleon to vice president of sales, overseeing all customer care and call center operations for the company. The UH Manoa graduate also was Mobi’s 2007 Employee of the Year … Kailua’s Bryce Sadarananda made the spring dean’s list at St. Olaf College in Minnesota, where he’s a biology and chemistry major & & & cchang@midweek.com

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