This morning we (the TVS group) noticed Rich hadn’t come in and it was almost 9am. We joked about him probably having gotten the days mixed up again and thought today was his RDO. That, among other funny incidents about Rich and forgetfulness etc..
Rest in peace Rich.
Since Rich’s… Continue Reading “RIP Rich Heard”
Lou and I had an appointment in town to see a financial advisor. On the way back from town, as we were going westbound, on the other side eastbound lanes right by the Vineyard exit there was a line of about 13 police cars parked on the side of the highway, all with blue lights on. They had gotten out of their cars and … Continue Reading “Final Farewell to fallen HPD Officer Kaulike Kalama”
Joanne messaged me on FB this afternoon telling us that her mom passed away this afternoon.
The Santos’ are Lou’s family on the Golo side. Pilar and Lou are first cousins, and she grew up close to them. The Santos family is also my family from upbringing. Our families grew up next door neighbors. … Continue Reading “Nina Pilar passed away today”
Officer Enriquez’s funeral and final roll call ceremony was today. I captured the videos from KHNL’s web site. Officer Kaulike Kalama’s funeral has not yet been announced by the family or HPD. I don’t know, this is just a gripping and sad, somber tragedy that grabs onto me. More so… Continue Reading “HPD Officer Tiffany Enriquez’s Final Roll Call”
I look for old friends, acquaintances, and Army buddies/associates from time to time. Particularly of the original USACC/USAISC Det Comm crew since we were sort of all closely associated as we came to Hawaii as a team. One of them was Jimm Sipp, SP5. After he left Hawaii I never heard from him again, and neither… Continue Reading “I think this is one of our original Kunians Jim Sipp?”
Aloha Tower illuminated blue to honor HPD officers Enriquez and Kalama.
Flags to fly at half staff as ordered by Gov Ige.
Three days and it still feels like a dark cloud is over the islands in horror of this tragedy. I mean I know this happens much more frequently in many mainland cities. So to… Continue Reading “For the fallen Officers of HPD”
I found this out in the Facebook posts about the tragedy. Unbelievable. Unbelievably tragic on, now, yet, another level.
… Continue Reading “One of the HPD officers killed was from Guam”
I first met Bill Jarboe as SP5 Jarboe at Ft. Ritchie, MD on my first assignment after AIT. He and I both then got picked for the project Kunia assignment, so went TDY to Ft. Gordon for SATCOM school and then 4 months training at Ft. Meade before going to Kunia, HI. I ran into him in Korea after the Hawaii assignment,… Continue Reading “Bill Jarboe”
I searched several times over the years after hearing from someone that Mart passed away. I finally found something.
I think I can honestly say that Mart, of all my teenage friends, has held one of the more significant memories for me. We hung out like thick and thin for a while. I actually learned how to and then… Continue Reading “Thoughts – an old friend Martin Mendiola”