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KRYSTLE MARCELLUS / KMARCELLUS@STARADVERTISER.COM Gene Castagnetti, director of the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, spoke at the Oahu Veterans Council's eighth annual joint memorial service Sept. 29 at Punchbowl. Castagnetti's resignation took effect the next day.
STAR-ADVERTISER / 2009 Gene Castagnetti, right, hosted Japan's Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko, left, at Punchbowl in 2009. Nina Nguyen assisted.