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Peter Starn Educational Endowment

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Endowment Overview​

The Peter Starn Educational Endowment will support educational programs and experiences that advance aviation knowledge and understanding, and introduce large numbers of Hawaii and visiting youth to the character and values Peter Starn held dear.

Peter Starn, the Vice Chairman of the Board, Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum, and Chief Legal Council, passed away after a quiet year-long battle with cancer. He was one of the earliest members of the Board and devoted countless hours to the development of the Museum’s strategic direction, deserving a large amount of the credit for the Museum’s success to date. As a Marine, he earned his Naval Aviator wings and went on to fly both fixed and rotor wing aircraft. During his tour in Vietnam, he flew hundreds of low-level missions in the CH-53, Jolly Green Giant, and was awarded numerous commendations, including thirteen Air Medals. Peter leaves a void in the Museum family, and he will be missed in the years ahead, but he would want to keep moving the Museum forward. As his children Paris, Andy, and Sean would say, “Peter loved the Museum and wanted it to be the best.”

Interested teachers or youth group advisors who seek support to bring their students to the museum should contact our Education Department. Please email [email protected] or call 808-445-9137 for more information.

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