Fallen Hawaii Soldier, native honored in unique art

By Spc. Jesus J. Aranda, 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs OfficeJuly 21, 2010

Command Sgt. Maj. Frank M. Leota, command sergeant major, 25th Infantry Division, speaks to an audience of friends, guests, and military leaders during a ceremony honoring the "Lost Heroes Art Quilt," a crafted work honoring the sacrifices of military service members from each of the Nation's 50 states at the Hawaii State Capitol Rotunda, Honolulu, July 21. The quilt, created by artist Judie Feingold, honors the sacrifice of fallen military service members of each of the Nation's 50 states with cutout photo portraits of the fallen heroes as children clad in "G.I. Joe" cloth jackets to represent the timeless spirit of the memory of their families. The quilt, currently on a nationwide tour, stops in Hawaii to honor the sacrifice of Hawaii's quilt representative, Pearl City, Hawaii native, Cpl. Kyle Kaeo Fernandez, who lost his life while serving with the division in Afghanistan in 2004.  (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Jesus J. Aranda, 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office)
1 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Command Sgt. Maj. Frank M. Leota, command sergeant major, 25th Infantry Division, speaks to an audience of friends, guests, and military leaders during a ceremony honoring the "Lost Heroes Art Quilt," a crafted work honoring the sacrifices of military service members from each of the Nation's 50 states at the Hawaii State Capitol Rotunda, Honolulu, July 21. The quilt, created by artist Judie Feingold, honors the sacrifice of fallen military service members of each of the Nation's 50 states with cutout photo portraits of the fallen heroes as children clad in "G.I. Joe" cloth jackets to represent the timeless spirit of the memory of their families. The quilt, currently on a nationwide tour, stops in Hawaii to honor the sacrifice of Hawaii's quilt representative, Pearl City, Hawaii native, Cpl. Kyle Kaeo Fernandez, who lost his life while serving with the division in Afghanistan in 2004. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Jesus J. Aranda, 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office) (Photo Credit: Spc. Jesus J. Aranda, 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office) VIEW ORIGINAL
Soo Whan Cullen performs a hula dance entitled "My Isle of Golden Dreams" to an audience of friends, guests, and military leaders during a ceremony honoring the "Lost Heroes Art Quilt," a crafted work honoring the sacrifices of military service members from each of the Nation's 50 states at the Hawaii State Capitol Rotunda, Honolulu, July 21. The quilt, created by artist Judie Feingold, honors the sacrifice of fallen military service members of each of the Nation's 50 states with cutout photo portraits of the fallen heroes as children clad in "G.I. Joe" cloth jackets to represent the timeless spirit of the memory of their families. The quilt, currently on a nationwide tour, stops in Hawaii to honor the sacrifice of Hawaii's quilt representative, Pearl City, Hawaii native, Cpl. Kyle Kaeo Fernandez, who lost his life while serving with the division in Afghanistan in 2004.  (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Jesus J. Aranda, 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office)
2 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Soo Whan Cullen performs a hula dance entitled "My Isle of Golden Dreams" to an audience of friends, guests, and military leaders during a ceremony honoring the "Lost Heroes Art Quilt," a crafted work honoring the sacrifices of military service members from each of the Nation's 50 states at the Hawaii State Capitol Rotunda, Honolulu, July 21. The quilt, created by artist Judie Feingold, honors the sacrifice of fallen military service members of each of the Nation's 50 states with cutout photo portraits of the fallen heroes as children clad in "G.I. Joe" cloth jackets to represent the timeless spirit of the memory of their families. The quilt, currently on a nationwide tour, stops in Hawaii to honor the sacrifice of Hawaii's quilt representative, Pearl City, Hawaii native, Cpl. Kyle Kaeo Fernandez, who lost his life while serving with the division in Afghanistan in 2004. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Jesus J. Aranda, 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office) (Photo Credit: Spc. Jesus J. Aranda, 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office) VIEW ORIGINAL
Lieutenant Gov. James R. "Duke" Aiona Jr. speaks to an audience of friends, guests, and military leaders during a ceremony honoring the "Lost Heroes Art Quilt," a crafted work honoring the sacrifices of military service members from each of the Nation's 50 states at the Hawaii State Capitol Rotunda, Honolulu, July 21. The quilt, created by artist Judie Feingold, honors the sacrifice of fallen military service members of each of the Nation's 50 states with cutout photo portraits of the fallen heroes as children clad in "G.I. Joe" cloth jackets to represent the timeless spirit of the memory of their families. The quilt, currently on a nationwide tour, stops in Hawaii to honor the sacrifice of Hawaii's quilt representative, Pearl City, Hawaii native, Cpl. Kyle Kaeo Fernandez, who lost his life while serving with the division in Afghanistan in 2004.  (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Jesus J. Aranda, 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office)
3 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Lieutenant Gov. James R. "Duke" Aiona Jr. speaks to an audience of friends, guests, and military leaders during a ceremony honoring the "Lost Heroes Art Quilt," a crafted work honoring the sacrifices of military service members from each of the Nation's 50 states at the Hawaii State Capitol Rotunda, Honolulu, July 21. The quilt, created by artist Judie Feingold, honors the sacrifice of fallen military service members of each of the Nation's 50 states with cutout photo portraits of the fallen heroes as children clad in "G.I. Joe" cloth jackets to represent the timeless spirit of the memory of their families. The quilt, currently on a nationwide tour, stops in Hawaii to honor the sacrifice of Hawaii's quilt representative, Pearl City, Hawaii native, Cpl. Kyle Kaeo Fernandez, who lost his life while serving with the division in Afghanistan in 2004. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Jesus J. Aranda, 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office) (Photo Credit: Spc. Jesus J. Aranda, 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office) VIEW ORIGINAL
A childhood photo of Cpl. Kyle Kaeo Fernandez, a Pearl City, Hawaii native and fallen 25th Infantry Division veteran, represents the state in the crafted artwork , the "Lost Heroes Art Quilt," during a ceremony honoring the sacrifices of military service members from each state at the Hawaii State Capitol Rotunda, Honolulu, July 21. The quilt, created by artist Judie Feingold, honors the sacrifice of fallen military service members of each of the Nation's 50 states with cutout photo portraits of the fallen heroes as children clad in "G.I. Joe" cloth jackets to represent the timeless spirit of the memory of their families. Speaking on behalf of Fernandez were family, friends, military leaders and Hawaii state officials. Fernandez was killed in action in Afghanistan in 2004. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Jesus J. Aranda, 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office)
4 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A childhood photo of Cpl. Kyle Kaeo Fernandez, a Pearl City, Hawaii native and fallen 25th Infantry Division veteran, represents the state in the crafted artwork , the "Lost Heroes Art Quilt," during a ceremony honoring the sacrifices of military service members from each state at the Hawaii State Capitol Rotunda, Honolulu, July 21. The quilt, created by artist Judie Feingold, honors the sacrifice of fallen military service members of each of the Nation's 50 states with cutout photo portraits of the fallen heroes as children clad in "G.I. Joe" cloth jackets to represent the timeless spirit of the memory of their families. Speaking on behalf of Fernandez were family, friends, military leaders and Hawaii state officials. Fernandez was killed in action in Afghanistan in 2004. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Jesus J. Aranda, 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office) (Photo Credit: Spc. Jesus J. Aranda, 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office) VIEW ORIGINAL
Lieutenant Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon, commanding general, U.S. Army Pacific, thanks artist Judie Feingold on behalf of Army units serving on Hawaii for her crafted artwork, the "Lost Heroes Art Quilt," during a ceremony honoring the sacrifices of military service members from each state at the Hawaii State Capitol Rotunda, Honolulu, July 21. The quilt honors the sacrifice of fallen military service members of each of the Nation's 50 states with cutout photo portraits of the fallen heroes as children clad in "G.I. Joe" cloth jackets to represent the timeless spirit of the memory of their families. Feingold created the piece through an effort to honor the memories of fallen military heroes through a more personal form. "This work seeks to bring our bravest Americans to life by allowing viewers a glimpse into each of their personalities, plans and dreams," said Feingold. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Jesus J. Aranda, 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office)
5 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Lieutenant Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon, commanding general, U.S. Army Pacific, thanks artist Judie Feingold on behalf of Army units serving on Hawaii for her crafted artwork, the "Lost Heroes Art Quilt," during a ceremony honoring the sacrifices of military service members from each state at the Hawaii State Capitol Rotunda, Honolulu, July 21. The quilt honors the sacrifice of fallen military service members of each of the Nation's 50 states with cutout photo portraits of the fallen heroes as children clad in "G.I. Joe" cloth jackets to represent the timeless spirit of the memory of their families. Feingold created the piece through an effort to honor the memories of fallen military heroes through a more personal form. "This work seeks to bring our bravest Americans to life by allowing viewers a glimpse into each of their personalities, plans and dreams," said Feingold. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Jesus J. Aranda, 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office) (Photo Credit: Spc. Jesus J. Aranda, 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office) VIEW ORIGINAL
Air Force Master Sgt. Darrell Bactad, with the Hawaii Air National Guard, represents a Soldier of the rank of "Kakiana Hao" in Hawaii\'s Royal Guard as he stands beside the "Lost Heroes Art Quilt" during a ceremony honoring the crafted work at the Hawaii State Capitol Rotunda, Honolulu, July 21. The quilt, created by artist Judie Feingold, honors the sacrifice of fallen military service members of each of the Nation's 50 states with cutout photo portraits of the fallen heroes as children clad in "G.I. Joe" cloth jackets to represent the timeless spirit of the memory of their families. The quilt, currently on a nationwide tour, stops in Hawaii to honor the sacrifice of Hawaii's quilt representative, Pearl City, Hawaii native, Cpl. Kyle Kaeo Fernandez. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Jesus J. Aranda, 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office)
6 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Air Force Master Sgt. Darrell Bactad, with the Hawaii Air National Guard, represents a Soldier of the rank of "Kakiana Hao" in Hawaii\'s Royal Guard as he stands beside the "Lost Heroes Art Quilt" during a ceremony honoring the crafted work at the Hawaii State Capitol Rotunda, Honolulu, July 21. The quilt, created by artist Judie Feingold, honors the sacrifice of fallen military service members of each of the Nation's 50 states with cutout photo portraits of the fallen heroes as children clad in "G.I. Joe" cloth jackets to represent the timeless spirit of the memory of their families. The quilt, currently on a nationwide tour, stops in Hawaii to honor the sacrifice of Hawaii's quilt representative, Pearl City, Hawaii native, Cpl. Kyle Kaeo Fernandez. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Jesus J. Aranda, 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office) (Photo Credit: Spc. Jesus J. Aranda, 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office) VIEW ORIGINAL
Renald Fernandez, the father of Pearl City, Hawaii native Cpl. Kyle Kaeo Fernandez, speaks to an audience of friends, guests, and military leaders during a ceremony honoring the "Lost Heroes Art Quilt," a crafted work honoring the sacrifices of military service members from each of the Nation's 50 states at the Hawaii State Capitol Rotunda, Honolulu, July 21. The quilt, created by artist Judie Feingold, honors the sacrifice of fallen military service members of each of the Nation's 50 states with cutout photo portraits of the fallen heroes as children clad in "G.I. Joe" cloth jackets to represent the timeless spirit of the memory of their families. Cpl. Fernandez, a 25th Infantry Division veteran, was killed in action in Afghanistan in 2004. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Jesus J. Aranda, 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office)
7 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Renald Fernandez, the father of Pearl City, Hawaii native Cpl. Kyle Kaeo Fernandez, speaks to an audience of friends, guests, and military leaders during a ceremony honoring the "Lost Heroes Art Quilt," a crafted work honoring the sacrifices of military service members from each of the Nation's 50 states at the Hawaii State Capitol Rotunda, Honolulu, July 21. The quilt, created by artist Judie Feingold, honors the sacrifice of fallen military service members of each of the Nation's 50 states with cutout photo portraits of the fallen heroes as children clad in "G.I. Joe" cloth jackets to represent the timeless spirit of the memory of their families. Cpl. Fernandez, a 25th Infantry Division veteran, was killed in action in Afghanistan in 2004. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Jesus J. Aranda, 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office) (Photo Credit: Spc. Jesus J. Aranda, 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office) VIEW ORIGINAL