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UH Warriors pay tribute to late Congressman Takai

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By Chantelle Aguilar
HNN Digital Intern

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - University of Hawaii football players are paying special tribute to a distinguished alumnus.

At their game Friday and all season, players' helmets will bare the letters KMT, the initials of late Congressman K. Mark Takai.

The 49-year-old died in July after battling pancreatic cancer.

Friends and colleagues gathered at Takai’s commemoration ceremony at the state Capitol last week Thursday to honor his service.

Takai was a war veteran, longtime National Guardsman, and was serving his first term in the U.S House when he was diagnosed with cancer.

He was a huge UH athletics supporter and a former member of the school’s swim team.

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