In the Military
2 suspects in death of isle soldier arrested
Brig. Gen. Joe Chaves, commander of the 29th Brigade Combat Team, said two male Iraqis have been taken into custody and are suspected of being involved in the death of Sgt. Deyson Ken "Dice" Cariaga, a 2002 Roosevelt High School graduate who on July 8 became the first Hawaii Army National Guardsman to die in Iraq.
Cariaga, a member of the 29th Brigade Combat Team's 229th Military Intelligence Company, was killed in Balad when a homemade bomb was detonated near his Humvee.
Chaves, in an e-mail to the Star-Bulletin, said the two suspects were taken into custody in August and September. He said the two suspects were arrested by soldiers of the 100th Battalion, 442nd Infantry, and Iraqi police in a village near Logistical Support Area Anaconda.
Chaves said the two Iraqi suspects will probably be tried by an Iraqi court in Baghdad.
Retired Army Maj. Gen. Erik Olson, former commander of the 25th Infantry Division, will be the keynote speaker at the 54th annual Veterans Day ceremony Nov. 11 at 10 a.m. at the National Cemetery of the Pacific. The theme of this year's remembrance ceremony is "60th Anniversary of the End of World War II in the Pacific."
» Cmdr. James Duke has assumed command of the USS O'Kane relieving Cmdr. William Nault.
» Cmdr. Nelson Hildreth has assumed command of the USS La Jolla.
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