Arroyo earns service medal

Army Capt. Calvin H. Arroyo Jr. has been decorated with the Meritorious Service Medal for participating in Operation Iraqi Freedom.

The medal is awarded to members of the U.S. Armed Forces who distinguish themselves by either outstanding achievement or meritorious service to the United States.

Arroyo is a company commander with 21 years of military service. He is the son of Calvin H. Arroyo Sr. of Nakini St., Waimanalo, O‘ahu, and Patricia A. Lopes of Lawa‘i.

His wife, Suzie, is the daughter of Harry and Huicha Kim of Ala Ilima St., Honolulu.

The captain graduated in 1981 from Waimea High School and received an associate degree in 1992 from the University of Hawai‘i, Honolulu. He earned a bachelor’s degree in 2000 from Wayland Baptist University through the military extension program in Aiea, Hawai‘i.

Operation Iraqi Freedom is the official name given to military operations involving members of the U.S. armed forces and coalition forces participating in efforts to free and secure Iraq.

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