noticed a 23-year-old Jeungjin "Nikky" Kim went working at MC Dept late
2002. He was the youngest and brightest member in the Korean Team. When we took
the in-language campaigns from AT&T CA-UNEP, I asked him to help the team to
produce a call guide in Korean. Since he was fluent with Korean written
language, he fulfilled my request. Based on his work plus other additions, the
Korean team was able to show many striking sale volumes in the UNEP Local
|Nikky enjoyed at the MC Room Thanksgiving
Potluck in 2002
Few months past, he left AT&T to pursue his career in the
military. Then, I totally lost contact with this intellectual guy.
I didn't get a chance to know him until recently.
On October 6th, very sad news came from the evening news. It's
about Nikky. I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw his picture on the news. He
was killed when his patrol car attacked by enemy forces using small-arms fire in
Ramadi, Iraq. Nikky left behind his wife Ayoung Kim in Honolulu and a 5-week-old
son Apollo that he never met.
I would like to dedicate this unsung hero that I met from AT&T
Hawaii on this Veteran's Day. Please give a moment of silence to Nikky Kim in