Michael A. Kalua
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FAYETTEVILLE - Michael Archer Kalua, 62, of 2686 Rivercliff Road, passed away Thursday, July 1, 2010. He served 20 years in the U.S. Army as a communications sergeant in Special Forces and Special Operations units. During his career, he completed tours in Vietnam, Panama, was an original communications specialist of Special Forces Operational Detachment Delta, and communications specialist for the Intelligence Support Activity. He participated in many operational and humanitarian missions around the world. Most notably, he was a team member in the Iranian hostage rescue mission in 1980. As a civilian, he worked for the State Department, Robin Sage exercises, and most recently as an 18E instructor in Special Forces Qualifications Course. As KZ5MK, WA4YRD and N4LJR, he enjoyed amateur radio and participated in many annual Field Day exercises. Mike was born to Issac K. and Elizabeth N. Kuhia Kalua, Dec. 28, 1947, in Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii. He was raised from infancy to his teens by his paternal aunt and uncle, Nancy K. and Henry Paia. He is survived by his wife, Margie Williams Kalua of Fayetteville; daughters, Kaleiokalani Diehl (Eric) of Manassas, Va.; Malia Allen (Robert) of Fayetteville; son, Michael Kalua Jr. (Elizabeth) of Fayetteville; a brother, Dennison Kalua of Kaneohe, Hawaii; sisters, Jacqueline Keliihoomalu of Hauula, Hawaii; Nania Welch of Waimanalo, Hawaii; Jocelyn Frye (Bill) of Kaneohe; and Nancy Kamanu of Kaneohe; and Esther Watson of Waianae, Hawaii; six grandchildren, Lilia and Ke'alohi Diehl; Molly and Emily Kalua; and Kainoa and P.K. Allen. In addition to his parents and aunt and uncle, he was preceded in death by brothers, Isaac Kalua Jr., and Patrick Kalua; sisters, Carnation Colleado, Macine Kalihi and Sweetheart Harris. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight, Friday, July 9, 2010, at Rogers and Breece Funeral Home in Fayetteville. A memorial service will be conducted at JFK Memorial Chapel on Fort Bragg at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 10, 2010, with military honors. Ashes will remain with the family to be scattered at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in the name of Michael A. Kalua to Wounded Warrior Project, 7020 AC Skinner Parkway, Suite 100, Jacksonville, FL 32256 or at www.woundedwarrior project.org. Services are entrusted to Rogers and Breece Funeral Home of Fayetteville.


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Published in Fayetteville Observer from Jul. 8 to Jul. 9, 2010.
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March 26, 2020
I had the honor to serve with Mike at Fort Bragg NC....He was a Go Getter. He was truly a Role Model. My Prayers go out to the Family. Thank You for Your Service to Our Great Country.
Steven Akana
Military
July 26, 2010
Our prayers go out to Aunty Marg and the kids. Joshua and Harrie Lynn Kalua.
July 12, 2010
I met Mike many years ago in North Carolina, he was a great guy.
Ray Pitts
July 10, 2010
Margie and Family - may God comfort you and keep you in his arms through this time of sorrow. Our thoughts and prayers to you and yours -- Mark, Esther, CJ & Brandon
Acker Family
July 10, 2010
God bless Mike and his Family in this time of need. Know that that all of you are loved and always remain part of our larger SF Family. Mike, keep the eternal rally point light on for us. Till we meet again.
Ronnie Young B/1/5
July 10, 2010
My thoughts and prayers go out to Mrs Kalua and her extended family. I only knew Mr Kaula for a short period of time, but he will never be forgotten. He was a great person and a great coach (volleyball).
May God be with you to give you strength and comfort during this time, and may your memories bring you happiness.
Casey Garrett
July 10, 2010
The Kalua family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Mr. Kalua was a great and kind man and those who knew him even briefly will remember him fondly.
Christa Plummer
July 9, 2010
Thinking of times past with KZ5MD, later "55".....will never forget the smile on his face, and in his voice....

My prayers are with you all.

"Bro Mo"
Steve Mozian
July 9, 2010
Mike will stay in our thoughts and memories. His quick wit brought much joy. Margie, your family and extended family will get you through this sad time.
Julie Schaff
July 9, 2010
Memories of Gulick, Bragg, and other places--Mike was always the one you could rely on--a true brother!
Chris North
July 9, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Tracy Owen & family
July 9, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Frank & Pat Komorowski
July 9, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Katherine De la Vega
July 9, 2010
Margie and Family. You have been in my thoughts and prayers during this very sad time. Mike has been one of my favorites and will be missed by all of the unit members who he served with. God bless you and your family.
Paul Zeisman
July 8, 2010
You fought a good fight, now rest Mr. Mike. We will miss you. Donya Edwards and Leimakana.... and all of FKC Staff.
Donya Edwards
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