Winston Churchill said, “All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.” Our guests today have dedicated lives in service to our country – their lives personify what it means to experience and live out the meaning of honor, duty, mercy and hope. Much of which do not come without a cost. One of the greatests gifts God has given to any human being is a testimony to share. It is a marvel. The one who shares is blessed and the many who hear it are blessed 10, 20, 100 fold. That, I believe, is about to happen for you as you hear their story.
Colonel Kimo J. Dunn graduated from Kamehameha High Schools. He is a distinguished military graduate of the University of Hawaii where he received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science. His military education includes the Military Intelligence Officer Basic Course, Infantry Officer Advanced Course, Combined Arms Service Staff School, and US Army Command and General Staff College. COL Dunn enlisted in the US Army in 1983 and obtained his commission in 1986. His assignments in the 100th Battalion, 442d Infantry Regiment include: Assistant Battalion S2 (Tactical Intelligence Officer), Scout Platoon Leader, Battalion S2, Alpha Company Commander, a one year active duty tour as an operations officer during the Battalion’s Joint Readiness Training Center rotation and the Battalion Commander. In 2004-2005, COL Dunn was deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom serving in Combined Forces Command – Afghanistan and in 2007-2008 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom serving in Multi-National Security Transition Command – Iraq.
Carleen Paresa Dunn is a Graduate of the Kamehameha Schools and the University of Washington (Bachelor of Arts Degree in Art). She runs her own embroidery and shirt business called Kanani’s. She also managed a US Postal Contract Station. Currently, she is a part-time teacher at Helemano Elementary School.
Colonel Dunn and Carleen have two daughters and two sons, Jasmine, Jessie, Kainoa and Keanu.
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John 6:35 Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst.”