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Bobby Thomas Lum Ho


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Bobby Thomas Lum Ho Obituary
Lum Ho, Bobby Thomas Bobby Thomas Lum Ho (LumHo) was born, December 22 nd , 1946, at Queen's Hospital in Honolulu, Hawaii to Thomas Valentine Lum Ho and Nellie Fuaako Akita. He grew up in both Hilo and Oahu, while attending Kamehameha School (class of 64). He went on to graduate from the University of Hawaii and commissioned as an Officer in the United States Army on March 8 th , 1969. He served in Vietnam where he fought side by side with the Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) in 1971 and 1972. As an Army Officer, completed Armor Officer Advanced Course, Organizational Maintenance Officer, Armor Officer Motor Course, Airborne School, Pathfinder Course, Mobile Advisory Team Sector Course, Chemical Biological Radiological Officer, Officer Basic Course, ACE Senior Officers Orientation Course, The Action Officer Force Integration Crouse, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Command General Staff Officer Course, and Advanced Management Program. Bobby received Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal (2 nd Award), Meritorious Service Medal (4 th Award), Joint Service Commendation Medal (2 nd Award), Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, National Defense Service Medal (2 nd Award), Vietnam Service Medal with 3 Bronze Service Stars, Vietnam Service Medal (3 rd Award), Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (3 rd Award), Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation with Palm, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unity Citation with Bronze Star, Sharpshooter Marksmanship Qualification Badge with Tank Weapons Bar, Pathfinder Badge, Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge, and Army Staff Identification Badge. He finished his military career, retiring as a Colonel on January 31 st , 1999, with 30 years of selfless service. After retiring he worked as a Program Manager on a variety of government contracts in the Washington DC area. He enjoyed life to the fullest, riding his Harleys, traveling the world, living at the beach, and spending quality time with family. He was a natural leader, highly educated, a honest and loving father, and always had an infectious smile. Bobby passed away peacefully at his son's home with family and his partner Barbara McCullen, after a yearlong battle with cancer on September 1 st , 2018. He is survived by two sons, Todd Keahi LumHo and wife Ginell of Earlysville, VA and Matthew Kekoa LumHo and wife Delilah of Fairfax Station, VA, and his three grandchildren Kailani, Kekoa, and Keahi, his sisters Nadine Duras of Tacoma, Washington and husband Greg, and Cindy Ahia and husband Nelson of Hilo, Hawaii. Please sign the Guestbook at www.legacy.com/washingtontimes
Published in Washington Times on Sept. 12, 2018
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