High school days, during the citizens band radio craze, he was “Cherry Breaker”, and he pronounced his callsign kilo alpha mike nine sixty-nine-ten. I enlisted in the Army, got to AIT, and he was permanent party at Ft. Gordon as we ran into each other. After AIT and two assignments later, in Hawaii,… Continue Reading “R.I.P. Ton Martos”
Mel Kiyuna shared a post on FB. Sad news of a former co-worker from the DISA DNMSS-G General Dynamics contract years. Richard was a kind and very gentle soul, perhaps one of my “conscience” type co-workers who always reminded me of the need to be courteous and forgiving. Rest in eternal peace Richard.… Continue Reading “Richard Fukuhara”
Michael Cruz was one of our SVS’75 classmates, familian Pedan. Lita ‘Bach’ told Lou about Mike passing away. We told the SVS class via WhasApp chat and collected for the funeral. Rest in peace Mike.
Willie K. passed away last night after a battle with lung cancer. One of Hawaii’s greats. I liked his music, although I didn’t listen to him specifically. He was always definitely in the mix of the Hawaii backdrop music I did listen to. When news broke that he was stage 4, I wanted to go see him live … Continue Reading “Aloha Willie K.”
Nina Pilar Santos’ funeral was today. Aina live streamed the church funeral mass and the burial at Pigo for us off-islanders.
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Legendary country singer Kenny Rogers dies at 81
I grew up not knowing or realizing there were very distinct genres of music since on Guam we had a very small, select, choice of radio stations. I only remember two…. KUAM and KSTO (K-Stereo). The stations played the different genres at different times … Continue Reading “Noting Kenny Rogers in music memories”
When I got home from work today I happened to see Joann and Aina putting up live feeds of Pilar’s viewing, so I got on it, and projected it from my phone to the TV. Kind of like attending I guess. The funeral is Monday (Sunday here) so I hope to get live stream feed of that.
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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”
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”