In the Military
Student to receive scholarship named for isle soldier
Damien High School graduate Justin Sambueno will be the first recipient of a scholarship named after 1st Lt. Nainoa Hoe, a Kamehameha Schools and University of Hawaii Army ROTC graduate who was killed in Iraq two years ago.
The $1,000 award is sponsored by the Brian LaViolette Scholarship Foundation and Ohelo Kaopio will present the award Tuesday to Sambueno at the entrance to Schofield Barracks' Battle Command Training Center .
Hoe was an Army platoon commander in Mosul when he was killed in 2005.
Sambueno, 18, the son of Jason and Muriel Sambueno, will attend DePauw University to pursue a degree in business.
Brig. Gen. Steven A. Hummer relinquished command of Marine Corps Base Hawaii on Friday. Col. Mark A. Dungan, currently the deputy commander, assumed the duties of commander as Hummer prepares to transfer to Special Operations Command at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Fla.
» Hickam Air Force Base: Maj. Gene Carter has assumed command of 15th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron.
"In the Military" was compiled from wire reports and other sources by reporter Gregg K. Kakesako
, who covers military affairs for the Star-Bulletin. He can be reached by phone at 294-4075 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org