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?”
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”
I don’t know how, but I was killing time and surfing the web and I came across this piece on some web site called Irish Central. The pic… her (old OD green fatigues with the USACC/USAISC patch) Army picture caught my eye (I had that pic linked here from the irishcentral.com site but it disappeared!),… Continue Reading “Wow, tidbits of people from the past”
I knew Richard from junior high school days, and had more ‘extracurricular’ interactions with him as we grew up thru the end of high school. Most of them went from running into each other and hanging out to some of those darker and hazier experiences doing shit that I eventually left home/the island… Continue Reading “RIP ‘Rat’ (Richard Taitano)”
Lynn held a small, friends circle kind, celebration of life for Peter at Choi’s Lounge in Pearl City last night/evening (Friday 2/1/19). Nothing formal, no speech or anything. Just friends showing up, mostly her work friends and their close circle, and us. I went, Lou, and then Lina and Justin showed… Continue Reading “Celebration of Life for Peter”
Pete Santos. Lou’s nephew. My Godbrother. I have to tell you goodbye with more than just an adios Pedro, because Lou, the kids, and I are just now, in feeling the reality of your passing, are taking stock in the impact you’ve had in our lives here in Hawaii. It’s been three days and I just now … Continue Reading “Rest in Peace Peter”
Visiting Lou’s parents and brother Joe at Pigo and Piti Veterans.
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Our (Lou and me) trip to Bremerton, WA Mar 31-Apr 6. It was, sadly, to attend Rulin’s funeral. I wish I’d taken photos at the funeral mass…
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