Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Crista Yazzie, United States Army, Pacific Public Affairs
Capt. Ryan Mento, United States Army, Pacific, presents his uncle, Masato Okudara, with a Hawaiian flag he has carried at every duty station and deployment. Mento, born and raised in the state of Hawaii and a ROTC graduate of the University of Hawaii, visited his uncle in Japan while working Exercise Yama Sakura 57, an annual bilateral exercise been the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force and the U.S. Army.