Ghosts of Honolulu: A Japanese Spy, A Japanese American Spy Hunter, and the Untold Story of Pearl Harbor.
The story takes place in Hawaii, 1941. War clouds with Japan are gathering and the islands of
Hawaii have become battlegrounds of spies, intelligence agents, and military officials - with the
island's residents caught between them. Toiling in the shadows are Douglas Wada, the only
Japanese American agent in naval intelligence, and Takeo Yoshikawa, a Japanese spy sent to
Pearl Harbor to gather information on the U.S. fleet.
“November 11th marks the end of WWI which developed into our national day to honor all
Veterans in all wars. Befitting this historic day, we assembled this event for all Americans
celebrating a service member in their lives, the heroism and the bravery of generations who
maintain our rights and freedoms, and the security and peace we enjoy at home today. We are
thrilled to offer an event which brings together the star power of a hit television show like NCIS
and an irresistible spy story of WWII in the Ghosts of Honolulu, to honor those who shine a light
on the important work of every service member on Veterans Day”, says Kathleen McDonald,
Senior Director Strategy, Programs and Education.
Mark Harmon is a well renowned actor of screen, television, and stage. He is most recognized
for his role as Leroy Jethro Gibbs on the hit drama NCIS. Harmon also serves as executive
producer of the show. Harmon received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor in a
Drama Series for the critically acclaimed The West Wing. Previously, he earned an Emmy
nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Special for Eleanor and Franklin: The
White House Years. He received two consecutive Golden Globe nominations for his work
on Reasonable Doubts and received two additional Golden Globe nominations for Best
Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture Made for TV; one for After the Promise, and
another for his role as notorious serial killer Ted Bundy in The Deliberate Stranger.
Leon Carroll Jr. is the technical advisor on the hit drama NCIS. A native of Chicago, Illinois,
he attended Lindblom Technical High School and went on to earn a BS degree in business
economics from North Dakota State University. He was a member of two College Division
national championship teams in the late 60s. Leon was a commissioned officer in the United
States Marine Corps, serving on active duty for 6 years and 3 years in the Marine Corps
Reserves, attaining the rank of Major. His duty assignments included serving in the Fleet Marine
Forces and Sea Duty onboard the USS Ogden (LPD-5). Following his stint in the Marine Corps,
Leon began a 20-year career as a Special Agent with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service
(NCIS). He served in 7 different locations, including tours as a Special Agent Afloat on the
USS Ranger (CV-61) and as the Special Agent in Charge of NCIS offices in the Republic of
Panama and the Pacific Northwest. Upon retirement from NCIS, Leon was selected to be the
technical advisor for the top-rated drama of the same name, holding that position for 20 seasons.
His experience in Foreign Counterintelligence gives him unique insight into the world in
which Doug Wada operated.