Retired Army general Thomas Rienzi, 91, dies

Thomas Rienzi
Thomas Rienzi

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Retired Army Lt. Gen. Thomas Rienzi, 91 died Tuesday night at Tripler Army Medical Center.

Rienzi, a career soldier, was a veteran of both World War II and the war in Vietnam.

He was a staunch supporter of veterans rights in Hawaii and supported the repeal of the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy restricting gays in the military.

A Mass will be celebrated for Rienzi at the Star of the Sea Dec. 27.

His remains will be interred at Punchbowl Cemetery at a later date.

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