When I got to my first assignment, right out of AIT, to Ft. Ritchie, my assigned sponsor wasn’t available for whatever reason. SSG West took me around to in-process post, the company, and the site. I worked shift while he was behind a desk for a while doing circuit actions (DCA coordinator back then) or … Continue Reading “RIP Columbus “Mike” West”
Remembering Sr Lydia, 9th grade homeroom teacher at San Vicente Jr High. Stern but fair. Very caring. She left an impression on me, that year being the only year I went to private, Catholic, school. Before our wedding, Lou and I went to visit Sr Lydia and St. Francis school. Rest in peace Sister.
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. We hung out some, convoyed in our trucks some back during that on the air craze. I enlisted in the Army, got to AIT, and he was permanent party at Ft.… 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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