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Schatz Statement On Death Of U.S Army Chief Warrant Officer Two From Hawai‘i

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i) issued the following statement on the tragic death of Chief Warrant Officer Two Kirk T. Fuchigami, Jr. of Keaau, Hawai‘i, who was killed in a helicopter crash in Logar Province, Afghanistan.

“Chief Warrant Officer Two Kirk Fuchigami served our country with courage and distinction. His death is a loss that will be felt across the Big Island and the state of Hawai‘i, and as a nation, we will always remember his sacrifice. We extend our deepest condolences to his wife, family, and friends during this very difficult time. We only hope that they find comfort in knowing that his service exceeded all measures of honor. In life, Chief Warrant Officer Two Fuchigami was a guardian of liberty. In rest, may he find the peace we all seek.”