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Webmaster Comments 15.07.20

July 20, 2015

My Back Pages: 1985 – 30 years ago, published last week was a photograph with then Lieutenant Gary Littlefield with two unidentified solders. Retiree News asked if anyone could identify the other two soldiers in the photograph.

Naomi Enriquez-Soraoka emailed from Colorado, saying.

“I believe that’s 1LT Karen Wall, Sacred Hearts 1980 grad. We were good friends when we were in high school Army JROTC & Rifle team.”

Naomi went on to say she served as a lieutenant in the 292nd Supply and Services Company from 1982-1984.

Mahalo to Naomi for her long distance sharing

Save the Date! Webmaster recently talked to Bruce Spear, retired commander of the Hiki Nō Battalion. The 487th Field Artillery, Hawai‘i Army National Guard, will celebrate the organization’s 50th anniversary later this year. The event will be at the COL Francis A. I. “Miki” Bowers Armory in Wahiawā.

Retiree News will post additional information as the event gets closer.

Off Track: Melissa Chang wrote a great article, Happy Birthday Rap Reiplinger, for Frolic Hawaii.

If you’re local, usually over 35 years old, you remember this funny guy with a funny name who hit the comedy scene in the 1970s. Rap Reiplinger made locals laugh both with the group Booga Booga (with Ed Ka’ahea and the late James Grant Benton) and on his own until his cocaine-related death in 1984. Continue reading

Don’t tell me you are too young to remember….

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