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Former Hawai‘i Island Managing Director Publishes New Book

September 20, 2017, 10:00 AM HST
* Updated September 8, 4:34 PM
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Former Hawai‘i Island resident and soldier, Eugene Tiwanak, has published a book on his experiences in the Vietnam War in the 1960’s.

Almost a Hero is Tiwanak’s compelling personal journal, giving readers the opportunity to step outside of their comfort zones and understand what the word “hero” really means.

Tiwanak, along with having been a soldier, is a former St. Francis Healthcare executive, started his own strategic management planning and development firm, among many top positions.

From 1984 to 1987, he served as the managing director of the County of Hawai‘i under Mayor Dante Carpenter. During his family’s time on the Big Island, his son, Mark, attended Waiakea High School.

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His experiences that are documented in Almost a Hero have greatly shaped his leadership, perspective, and his community involvement in the state of Hawai‘i.

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The book, in its electronic form, is now available online. The official launch date for the publication is Oct. 5, 2017.

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