U.S. Army Pacific honors Soldiers

by Staff Sgt. Justin Silvers
U.S. Army

U.S. Army Pacific Soldiers, Family and friends came together at historic Palm Circle on Fort Shafter, Hawaii to honor five Soldiers during a Celebration of Service ceremony, Dec. 6, 2017.

Maj. Gen. Bryan Suntheimer, U.S. Army Pacific Deputy Commanding General National Guard, was the host of the ceremony, and thanked the Soldiers for their combined 110 years of dedication to the nation.

"I consider it one of my highest honors to thank and celebrate the service of (these) five exceptional leaders," said Suntheimer. "Thank you for joining me in the celebration of these great Americans. They have done what few do; sacrificing their time and love to an organization that seeks to make our world better. May god bless each of you in the next chapter of your lives."

The USARPAC retirees honored were: Maj. Maria Doucettperry, Capt. LaTrisha Granston, Capt. Adam Holloway, Sgt. 1st Class Bret Traweek, and Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Warhawk.

Suntheimer highlighted the careers of the five Soldiers over the course of the ceremony, noting their distinguished accomplishments, deployments, awards, and their future ambitions.

USARPAC's Celebration of Service ceremony recognizes Soldiers for exemplary service to U.S. Army Pacific and the nation as they get ready to transition into new careers. During the ceremony, Soldiers receive awards, and are presented with the U.S. Flag in honor of their service to our nation.

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