Mahalo for the warm wishes and prayers. As I continue to endure this dreadful disease, I find inspiration from everyone during that time period, relationship which continue to grow. To my kids, Amber and Blair, Dad will always love you. To VP4, 89-91, it was and still is a memorable era. Thank you, God bless and to all, all the best in 21. To Pat, John, Karl, Frees, Phil and Damon, the best shop I have ever been a part of, Skinny Dragons always!
01-February-2021, Nolan wrote
To all my family and friends, this will be my last Update: Last word I wanted to hear, HOSPICE. Aloha, God bless and to great health! I love you all and will always enjoy our memories spent together, ALOHA!
PRIMARY SPECIALTY: LCDR STAFF OPERATIONS COMMAND CENTER WATCH OFFICER; AVIATION WARFARE OFFICER, ANTISUBMARINE CLASSIFICATION AND ANALYSIS OFFICER AVIATION, STAFF OPERATIONS AND PLANS OFFICER; AVIATOR; NAVAL FLIGHT OFFICER; UNRESTRICTED LINE OFFICER.
DECORATIONS, MEDALS, BADGES, CITATIONS AND CAMPAIGN RIBBONS AWARDED OR AUTHORIZED: AIR MEDAL; NAVY/MARINE CORPS COMMENDATION MEDAL (2); JOINT SERVICE ACHIEVEMENT MEDAL; NAVY/MARINE CORPS ACHIEVEMENT MEDAL (3), NAVY UNIT COMMENDATION: NAVY "E" RIBBONS; GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL; NAVAL RESERVE MERITORIOUS SERVICE MEDAL (2); NATIONAL DEFENSE SERVICE MEDAL (2); ARMED FORCES.
REMARKS: EXPEDITIONARY MEDAL; SOUTHWEST ASIA SERVICE MEDAL (2); AFGHANISTAN CAMPAIGN MEDAL; IRAQ CAMPAIGN MEDAL; GLOBAL WAR ON TERRORISM EXPEDITIONARY MEDAL; GLOBAL WAR ON TERRORISM SERVICE MEDAL; HUMANITARIAN SERVICE MEDAL (2); SEA SERVICE DEPLOYMENT RIBBON (7); KUWAIT LIBERATION MEDAL; KUWAIT LIBERATION MEDAL; EXPERT PISTOL SHOT MEDAL; OFFICER NAVAL FLIGHT INSIGNIA; OFFICER NAVAL AIRCREWMAN INSIGNIA; OFFICER AVIATION WARFARE INSIGNIA; SYSTEM AFLOAT; BASIC OFFICER LEADERSHIP; INTERMEDIATE HELO; PRIMARY FLIGHT TRNG; PREFLIGHT; OFFICER CANDIDATE.
MILITARY EDUCATION: SSDS WARFARE OPERATOR; COMBAT SYSTEMS DHCC; STWO; P-3C FRNFO CAT 1; ADV NAVIGATOR; INTRMDTE JET NFO/WSO TRNG; BASIC NFO; PRFLIGHT CLASS V1; AFLOAT PLANNING SYSTEM TLAM PLANNING.
NICKNAME: First born grandchild to the late Joseph H. Sr. & Gladys K. Perry, Nolan was called "Pocho." Papa Perry gave all the grandsons nicknames.
EDUCATION: KCCA-Na Lei PK; Maemae ES; Kawananakoa Middle School; Damien Memorial High School c/o 1987; UH-West O'ahu-Bachelor of Arts in Political Science c/o 1995; Walden University, MBA.
IDOLS: Kikaida Jiro (Daisuke Ban) and Elvis Presley.
HOBBIES: Molokai-Oahu Ho'e Canoe Club competition, skin diving, fishing, hiking and building model aircrafts.
I'll take my flight like a mighty eagle
When the hills of home start calling me.
Survived by wife: Debra J. Perry and children Amber K. & Blair H. Perry. Parents: Nolan K. Sr. and Johnnie-Mae L. Perry. Sister: 'Alohilani (John) Perry-Peters. Nephew/Niece: J Tatsuya "Kaimi" and Randyn A. Peters. Grand Aunt: Barbara "Nakai" Needham. Aunties/Uncle: Lurline "Tida", April, Carnation "Kiki" and Michael Perry. Aunties: Darlene DeLora, Katherine Chatman, and Rose Molina. Mother-in-law: Lorraine Labisores. Brother-in-law: Benjamin (Ruby) Labisores.
Mahalo for celebrating our son's life with your in-person visits, social media, Facebook, virtual birthday dedications by Waipuna, Aunty Lei Kaapana-Aken, and others which meant a lot to our son, his parents and family.
Private services held.
Arrangements Provided By: Mililani Memorial Mortuary