Heidi’s Family History in the Military – An Inspiring 115 Years  of Service

As a daughter, sister and wife of active duty service members, Heidi has witnessed firsthand the dedication, commitment, service and sacrifice of our service members and their families.  The legacy of service in her family is unique and inspiring with 115 years of combined service in the Military and Department of Defense between her father, father-in-law, brothers, brother-in-laws and husband.  Over the past 15 years there have been times when more than one family member was deployed at the same time. 

 

The tremendous sacrifice and service of Heidi’s family members has inspired her to dedicate herself to public service and do her part in ensuring a better future for everyone from our kupuna to our keiki.  She understands the importance of working hard and paving the way for the next generation as the generations before have done. Pictured below are Heidi’s heroes……  (every day is Memorial day article by my two brothers)  http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/2007/May/27/ln/FP705270373.html

 

 Heidi’s Heroes from the 100th/442nd

 

 (Uncle) PVT Kaoru Fukuyama KIA in Italy.(Sant Angelo d’Alife, a grateful Italian town of 3,000, located 300 miles south of Leghorn, dedicated a monument in the town square on October 24, 2004 to honor those who sacrificed their lives, including the 34th (Red Bull) Division’s 131st Regiment and the 100th Infantry Battalion, in liberating them 60 years ago. The dignified program included the reading of the names of fifty-nine 131st Regt and twenty-one 100thBattalion soldiers, who were killed in fiercely fought battles during October 20-25, 1944. Article about Uncle Kaoru http://thehawaiiherald.com/2014/09/a-pilgrimage-honoring-the-100th-infantry-battalion/

 

Heidi’s Heroes from Left to Right:

 

David Lairsey (Brother)  - 8 years Active Duty SSGT F22 Crew Chief in the Air National Guard currently deployed.

Jakob Lairsey (Brother) -  Veteran with 5 years Active Duty Army, 6 years Air National Guard SSGT.  Served in operation Iraqi Freedom during 4 campaigns.  Deployed 2004/2005. Quarter Master supply SSGT

Retired Chief Petty Officer Gary Lairsey (Father) – Veteran with 25 years United States Navy Intelligence. 20 years Instructor with the Campbell High School JROTC program.

Randall Tsuneyoshi (Father-in-Law) – Veteran of the US Army serving 3 Tours in Vietnam as an Intelligence Classified Courier.  21 years in the Department of Defense.

Chad Tsuneyoshi (Husband) – Veteran served 4 years, US Army Combat Medic 95th Combat Support.

Earl Tsuneyoshi (Brother-in-Law) -  West Point Graduate. Active Duty Army, 11 years of service as a CPT Infantry officer.  Served Operation Iraqi Freedom 06 Anbar province and 08/09 operation enduring freedom Afghanistan

Tad Tsuneyoshi (Brother-in-Law) -  West Point Graduate. Active Duty Army, 12 years service, MAJ Infantry , 2 combat deployments to Iraq

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