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May 09, 2000|Eron Ben-Yehuda, (714) 965-7172, Ext. 13

The Park Naming and Memorials Committee will meet Wednesday to consider ways to honor the late Col. Arthur Poindexter of Huntington Beach.

Poindexter, who died Jan. 5 of congestive heart failure at the age of 82, had a distinguished military career.

As a Marine in World War II, he and other Marines defended Wake Island in the Pacific Ocean before they surrendered to the Japanese on Christmas Day. Poindexter was sent to a prisoner-of-war camp in China until the war ended. He also served in Korea and retired in 1963, ending a 26-year military career.

The committee meets at 6:15 p.m. in the Caucus Room at City Hall, 2000 Main St.

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