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Hawaii

Timothy K. Nenninger and Charles Pelot Summerall

in The Way of Duty, Honor, Country

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print September 2010 | ISBN: 9780813126180
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813135649 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5810/kentucky/9780813126180.003.0025
Hawaii

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Charles Summerall assumed command of the Hawaiian Department on August 5, 1921. He was fortunate in finding as chief of staff Colonel William Chamberlaine, a former classmate. Charles and his wife were soon settled in the spacious commanding general's house at Fort Shafter. Hawaii captivated them by its charm, and the social life began at once and continued throughout their stay. The normal tour of duty in Hawaii was three years, but he let all officers have their accumulated leaves and go home before the full time. Men also were given furloughs to shorten their tour. Three years was too long for a tour of foreign service. All forms of athletics were developed to a remarkable degree. When Charles went to Hawaii, the efforts to secure approval of the Joint Committee on the Library for the First Division Monument were continued by the Monument Committee.

Keywords: Hawaii; Fort Shafter; William Chamberlaine; Charles Summerall; foreign service; Monument Committee

Chapter.  3626 words. 

Subjects: Military History

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