Key spouses, warriors recognized for selfless service, contributions

| November 14, 2011 | 0 Comments
The Honolulu Navy League, in partnership with Oceanic Cable, presented Key Spouse Recognition Awards to eight military spouses during the UH’s Military Appreciation game at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Nov. 5. A check for $500 was presented to each spouse.

The Honolulu Navy League, in partnership with Oceanic Cable, presented Key Spouse Recognition Awards to eight military spouses during the UH’s Military Appreciation game at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Nov. 5. A check for $500 was presented to each spouse.

Story and Photo by
Sgt. Daniel K. Johnson
2nd Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs, 25th Infantry Division

HONOLULU — Military spouses and wounded warriors were honored at Aloha Stadium, here, Nov 5.

When the University of Hawaii hosted its annual Military Appreciation game, the Honolulu Navy League, in partnership with Oceanic Cable, presented Key Spouse Recognition Awards to eight military spouses.

Also, the university, in partnership with Oceanic Cable, recognized wounded warriors during the half-time show for their service.

Key Spouse awardees included two Army spouses: Chanelle Cadiz represented the Hawaii Army National Guard and Kimberly Seech represented the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division.

Cadiz was recognized for her volunteer work as the communication and organizational focal point for units while her unit was deployed.

Seech was recognized for her dedication to Soldiers and their families during the recent deployment of 2nd BCT to Iraq. She is the family readiness group co-leader, Company C, 1st Battalion, 14th Regiment, “Golden Dragons,” 2nd BCT.

The Honolulu Navy League, along with Oceanic Cable, presented each spouse with a $500 check at the 50-yard line, midfield, prior to kick-off of the football game. Earlier in the week, the spouses were recognized by Honolulu Mayor Peter Carlisle at Honolulu Hale (City Hall) in a ceremony, Nov. 4.

Wounded warriors from the Army, Marine Corps, Air Force and Navy received plaques during the half-time show.

Sgt. Ryan Soto, Spc. Josh Johnson and Pfc. Aaron Cool from the Warrior Transition Battalion at Schofield Barracks were among the wounded warriors.

Also, 10 Soldiers from 2nd BCT, who had recently redeployed from Iraq, stood in formation along with other Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines.

As a part of the Military Appreciation theme, Soldiers from 25th ID-Forward, deployed in Iraq, and 3rd BCT Soldiers, deployed in Afghanistan, were videotaped for the Jumbotron to wish the UH players good luck with the game.

The game ended with a loss for the UH “Warriors,” as they were defeated with a last-minute, one-yard plunge from Utah State.

The game finished with a score of 35-31.

 

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