Taitano marks promotion with family members

TAITANO: Sgt. 1st Class Eugene Taitano, of the Guam Army National Guard's Medical Detachment, was promoted to his current rank by Col. Roger Kaneshiro, acting commander, on Sept. 9 at the Guard's Readiness Center in Barrigada. He was joined by his spouse, Jackie Taitano, daughters Chelsea and Cabrini Taitano and grandson Rowen Jax. Other family members in attendance were Cyndi Taitano, Melissa Camacho; his mother, Helen Mendiola; Aunt Joann Pillsbury; Maurissa Rosario; and Ewy Cepeda. His son Spc. Blaise Taitano joined them via video call. Not present were his son and family Joshua and Jessica Cruz, grandchildren Bethany and Bishop Cruz, and mother-in-law, Merilyn Cruz. Photo courtesy of Guam National Guard