Honoring our Armed Forces During “Military Appreciation Night”

Oceanic Time Warner Cable was honored to once again sponsor “Military Appreciation Night” at the University of Hawaii football game last Saturday, November 5th at Aloha Stadium. The Warriors took on the Aggies of Utah State in what turned out to be a highly competitive battle (Final Score: 31-35), but more importantly, it was a night to honor our armed forces who put themselves in harm’s way to protect our freedom.

Five of the nine Wounded Warriors Honorees [Photo Courtesy: Kiman Wong]
Five of the nine Wounded Warriors Honorees [Photo Courtesy: Kiman Wong]

Dignitaries Peter Carlisle (City & County of Honolulu Mayor), Darryll Wong (Major General), Kevin G. O’Connell (Brigadier General), Melvin Ing (Navy League President), Jim Donavan (UH Athletic Director), K. Mark Takai (State Representative), and our very own Bob Barlow (Oceanic Time Warner Cable President) were on-hand to honor two very deserving groups this year: eight, key spouses for the Outstanding Military Spouse Awards Program, and nine representatives who have been wounded in combat, referred to as the Wounded Warriors.

2011 Key Spouse Award Recipients
2011 Key Spouse Award Recipients

The 2011 Key Spouse Award Recipients are:

  • Nancy Cutlip (United States Pacific Command)
  • Chanelle Cadiz (Hawaii Army National Guard)
  • Kymberly Kim (Hawaii Air National Guard)
  • Emilia Sanchez-Polite (United States Air Force)
  • Alishia Perez (United States Marine Corps)
  • Malia Clemons (United States Navy)
  • Margaret “Maggie” Graves (United States Coast Guard)
  • Kimberly Seech (United States Army)

Mayor Peter Carlisle with the 2011 Wounded Warriors
Mayor Peter Carlisle with the 2011 Wounded Warriors

The Wounded Warriors for 2011 are:

  • Army Specialist Josh Johnson
  • Army Sergeant Ryan R. Soto
  • Marine Corps Corporal Jorge Cruz
  • Army Private First Class Aaron Cool
  • Marine Corps Sergeant Andrew Ustaszewski
  • Navy Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Daniel Mayberry
  • Marine Corps Lance Corporal Mason Hoy
  • Marine Corps Lance Corporal Joshua Kelly
  • Air Force Staff Sergeant Darryl J. Dutton

Following the awards ceremony, there was a “chicken skin” moment (as we like to say here in Hawaii) when Staff Sergeant Samuel Hesch performed a goosebump inducing rendition of “God Bless America”. Below is the video.


Staff Sergeant Samuel Hesch performs “God Bless America”

Although our Hawaii Warriors failed to close out the game against the Aggies of Utah State, the Wounded Warriors and the key spouses were the ones everyone was truly cheering for. Mahalo for all that you do to serve our country. Your `ohana at Oceanic Time Warner Cable salutes you.

Oceanic Time Warner Cable President Bob Barlow with Marketing team members Maribel Quemado and Shelley Thomas [Photo Courtesy: Kiman Wong]
Oceanic Time Warner Cable President Bob Barlow with Marketing team members Maribel Quemado and Shelley Thomas [Photo Courtesy: Kiman Wong]

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