Gabbard Honors Rudy Gabrillo Winner Of George S.B. Walters Shipyard Service Award

HONOLULU -February 21, 2007- Senator Mike Gabbard presented Rudy Gabrillo with an honorary certificate on behalf of the Hawaii State Senate during a ceremony at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard.

Senator Gabbard recognized Mr. Gabrillo for receiving the first civilian George S.B. Walters Shipyard Service Award at the 46th Annual Navy League Sea Services Awards luncheon on December 8, 2006 at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel.

Gabbard said, "It was a privilege to acknowledge the hardwork and dedication of one of Makakilo's finest. Rudy deserves all the accolades that he's received."

The award is given to one outstanding civilian at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard who is characterized by industriousness, enthusiasm and team spirit. Rudy is a Rigger Supervisor and general foreman at the shipyard. His duties include repairing ships underwater and training sailors.

Senator Gabbard was joined at the ceremony by Captain Frank Camelio, Commander - Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, Captain James Stone, Deputy Commander - Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, Mr. Bob McDermott, Executive Director - Honolulu Navy League, CWO-3 Eric MacDonald, and Mr. Kerry Gershaneck, Congressional & Public Affairs Officer - Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard.