Olds returning for UH ROTC alumni activity
Retired Col. Bill Olds
sends word that he has been working in Sadr City for the past six months with the USAID Provincial Reconstruction and Development team trying to help take the Iraqis to the next level of independence and self-sustainment. He will be home in October as he is a co-chair of the UH Homecoming Golf Tournament Oct. 8 at the Prince course. The tourney is hosted by the UH Army ROTC Alumni Association chapter. Other co-chairs are Army retirees Ed Gayagas
, and Mitch Kaaialii
. Chancellor Virginia Hinshaw
is honorary chair. Gayagas said the tournament is also themed "Patriot Golf: A Tribute to Our Servicemen and Women and Veterans." Before the 11:45 a.m. shotgun start, a 15-minute program will recognize six UH ROTC graduates who lost their lives in Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan. The six to be remembered are Tom Blevens, Frank Rodriguez, Brian Kong, Jeremy Wolfe, Nainoa Hoe
and Jonathan Brostrom
. Plans call for Marlene Sai
to sing the National Anthem backed by Kimo Kahoano
and a trio. Entry is $175 or $525 for a three-person team. Call Debbie Lynn
at 956-2586 for more information. On Oct. 9, the UH Army ROTC program will dedicate a Wall of Heroes with each of the six soldiers who lost their lives memorialized with a picture and story of their lives at the Army ROTC building at UH Manoa lower campus. Gayagas and Rod Laszlo
are chairing this event ... Ruth's Chris at Restaurant Row is offering a 25 percent discount on food for anyone in the Armed Forces, the Reserves or who are retired veterans during September. Their families are welcome, also. An ID must be shown by the person picking up the tab ...
Hawaii's Makana has been selected as one of 10 finalists in Guitar Player Magazine's 4th Guitar Superstar Competition to be held in San Francisco Sept. 13. The host will be Andy Summers of the Police and there will be celebrity guitarists as judges ... Erin Cafaro of Modesto, Calif., who trained at Clark Hatch the day before last Christmas while her family was on a Kauai vacation, won an Olympic gold medal Sunday as a member of the U.S. women's 8 rowing team ... Nice of Fred and Nicki Livingston and Al Waterson and his wife, Nancy Bernal, to hold a remember Don Ho party on what would have been the legend's 78th birthday Aug. 13. The "Birthday Bash" was held at Don Ho's Grill, owned by Fred. Don's widow, Haumea, attended, as did many of his friends, who performed ... Congratulations to KSSK's Larry Price and Michael Perry, who this month marked their 25th year of broadcasting the "Perry and Price" morning radio show. Year after year they have been the top-rated morning program ... Bumped into Zanuck Lindsey the other day in Beretania Safeway. He and his group have gigs in Japan coming up, he said ...
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