Ken "Dice" Cariaga: Hawai'i's fallen hero
“He will always be the light in my life,” said
Theresa Inouye, as she grabbed a silver mini-flashlight out
of her purse and put it down on the table next to her keychain,
which had a dog tag attached to it. [More]
Sgt. Deyson Cariaga (right) with his
roommate Sgt. Jared Chong in Balad, Iraq.
Photo courtesy Theresa
The 'lighter' side
by Chuck Cordill, Military Matters co-editor
Kalamalama’s Military Matters section tries
to recognize and serve HPU’s students in uniform and
their associates and families. Our nation is in the midst of
a war, and even as editors change, we will continue our coverage
of the brave men and women who stand in harm’s way in
In the tradition of “laughter being the best medicine,” we
also want to provide looks at the lighter side of military
life. No doubt there have been jokes and humor among the ranks
since armies were first organized. Humor has a way of easing
the pain, of making a seemingly impossible situation bearable.
Humor heals, it consoles, it relieves stress, and it breaks
the monotony of routine life. Humor can make for us an island
when all around us seems to go to hell. And best of all, it
makes us laugh.
Service members who have humorous anecdotes, military expressions,
acronyms, or off-beat observations are welcome to contribute.
E-mail your contributions to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll
run it past the editor. And hey, do it ASAP!