Courage and Strength: Portraits of Those Who Have Served at the Honolulu Museum


Five internationally acclaimed artists are showing intimate, personal portraits of American men and women who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan.   HPR’s Noe Tanigawa visited the Honolulu Museum of Art with three service members who agreed to help the larger community understand what might be going on behind the eyes of those who have served.

SFC Karry James, SFC Nohea Nakooka-Williams, Major Will Jumper, and Captain Susan Lindsey

Heartfelt appreciation to Captain Susan Lindsey whose story is below, she is on the right in this photo. On the left is SFC Karry James who pulled these generous servicemembers together.  Second from the left is SFC Nohea Nakooka-Williams, whose story will finish the series, to her left is Major Will Jumper.  His story will be featured tomorrow. They are standing in front of a series by Tim Hetherington, co-director of the award-winning documentary Restrepo, who was killed while on assignment in Libya last year.

“Courage and Strength:  Portraits of Those Who Have Served” continues at the Honolulu Museum of Art through February 24th. Add comments about your experiences to the Honolulu Museum's blog for the exhibition at

The music at the end of the story is "Ashokan Farewell" performed by the Jay Unger and Molly Mason Family Band

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