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
Nina Pilar Santos’ funeral was today. Aina live streamed the church funeral mass and the burial at Pigo for us off-islanders.
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
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.
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..
Kyle, as NID Chief, called Rich’s house to find … Continue Reading
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
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
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 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