Tropic Lightning honors nine retirees

| June 18, 2015 | 0 Comments
The nine Soldiers who recently retired from the 25th Infantry Division receive a folded American flag from Col. Christopher J. Cardoni, commander, 25th DIVARTY and Master Sgt. Eddie Dube, senior human resources sergeant, 25th DIVARTY. The 25th ID honored the nine Soldiers and their families for their faithful service and dedication to the United States Army during a quarterly retirement ceremony, June 4, at Sgt. Smith Theater. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew G. Ryan, 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs)

The nine Soldiers who recently retired from the 25th Infantry Division receive a folded American flag from Col. Christopher J. Cardoni, commander, 25th DIVARTY, and Master Sgt. Eddie Dube, senior human resources sergeant, 25th DIVARTY. The 25th ID honored the nine Soldiers and their families for their faithful service and dedication to the United States Army during a quarterly retirement ceremony, June 4, at Sgt. Smith Theater. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew G. Ryan, 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs)

Staff Sgt. Matthew G. Ryan
25th Infantry Division Public Affairs

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — The 25th Infantry Division honored nine Soldiers and their families for their faithful service and dedication to the Army during a quarterly retirement ceremony at Sgt. Smith Theater, here, June 4.

“The strength, courage and fortitude of these nine Soldiers are symbolic of what makes our Army the greatest in the world,” said Col. Christopher J. Cardoni, commander, 25th ID Artillery.

Collectively, they represented more than 200 years of service and more than 100 permanent station changes.

“It would be nearly impossible to properly recognize the impact these fine leaders have had on countless Soldiers … they (have) served with during their career,” Cardoni said.

Each Soldier was recognized with a retirement award and certificate, a certificate of appreciation from President Barack Obama, a retirement pin and a flag to memorialize their service and dedication to the nation.

“The awards and decorations are just a small representation of the noble deeds of these courageous warriors and their honorable sacrifices,” said Cardoni. “We wish you Godspeed, prosperity and our warmest aloha and mahalo as you and your loved ones transition to retirement and begin the journey into the next chapter of your life.”

The honorees will leave behind a legacy of leadership, founded on the Army Values and the Warrior Ethos.

• Honored Retirees
Master Sgt. Darrell Raymond Bosco
Master Sgt. Jaworski D. Doucette
Master Sgt. Mark R. Fischer
Chief Warrant Officer 3 Arnold Guzman
Sgt. 1st Class Timothy C. Hepler
1st Sgt. Erran Joseph
Lt. Col. Mark Gerald Reardanz
Maj. Darren Randall Roberts
Master Sgt. Brad E. Taylor

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