Time to Celebrate

| June 17, 2016 | 0 Comments
Col. Karen Burmeister, Chief of Pathology at Tripler Army Medical Center, embraces her son, David Diebold, June 4 after surprising him with an early return from Afghanistan during his graduation. Burmeister coordinated with her command in Afghanistan and Iolani School to return home early from her deployment in order to surprise her son and present him with his high school diploma. "My command in Afghanistan made this possible and 'Iolani School' was amazingly supportive," said Burmeister. "Leadership at the school had the moment choreographed perfectly."

HONOLULU — Col. Karen Burmeister, chief of pathology at Tripler Army Medical Center, embraces her son, David Diebold, June 4 after surprising him with an early return from Afghanistan during his graduation. Burmeister coordinated with her command in Afghanistan and Iolani School to return home early from her deployment in order to surprise her son and present him with his high school diploma. “My command in Afghanistan made this possible and Iolani School was amazingly supportive,” said Burmeister. “Leadership at the school had the moment choreographed perfectly.”

 

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