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It’s 76th Anniversary Of Day CU Manager Was Killed at Pearl Harbor

Thursday, December 7, 2017  
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PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii—Seventy-six years ago today a credit union leader was killed attempting to save the CU’s records during the attack on Pearl Harbor.

The Japanese attack came just two days after the Dec. 5 payday, and as a result Hickam Federal Credit Union had been very busy. Located inside a large hangar at Hickam Field, the credit union was popular with members. At the time, as there was no automatic deposit or payroll deduction, members would leave their passbooks for posting and redistribution, which was handled by the CU’s assistant treasurer.

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