Winston Kaulana Sam Fong was born, August 18, 1939, in Waimea, Kauai He went from high school graduation to joining the US Army and worked in some capacity for the US government until he was forced to retire due to medical difficulties retiring from Pearl Harbor in 1975.
He was a member of the 3rd All-Hawaii Company that had their swearing in ceremony at the old Kapiolani band shell. He was also recruited off the BYU-Provo campus in 1968 and worked 6 years with the Central Intelligence Agency for his Chinese language skills having served as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints in Taiwan
While at BYU-Provo, I met my wife of 44 years.
Fast Forward….I am currently declared legally handicapped due to an unfortunate fall in my front yard. The fall seperated 3 vertebrae in my neck My column was fused which has left my neck bowed so I cannot raise my head.
So, I am relegated to a one room existence because there is not much that I can physically do except type genealogy and LDS Church’s Indexing program. Sorry this is so long but 72 years is a lot of living.