Defensive end KK Padello, a specialist with the Hawaii Army National Guard, is agreeable to putting his football career on hold if he is deployed to the Middle East next year. A Star-Advertiser story reported the Hawaii National Guard should be prepared for possible deployment early next year.
“I joined to serve and protect,” Padello said. “That’s what I’m about. I care for people, and I care for people who can’t care for themselves. When my nation calls, I’ve got to go. It’s worth protecting what’s here, what our nation is all about.”