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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, January 1, 2010

Hawaii's first baby of the year born at Tripler

By Zenaida Serrano

Hawaii news photo - The Honolulu Advertiser

Only 14 hours old, Ethyn Adrian Torres was the first 2010 baby born to parents Claudia, 18, and Salvador, 20. Salvador is a lance corporal in the Kaneohe Marines and the two live on base.

DEBORAH BOOKER | The Honolulu Advertiser

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Hawaii’s first baby of the year — and decade — was born 12:07 this morning at Tripler Army Medical Center.

Ethyn Adrian Torres was born to Salvador Torres Jr., 20, and Claudia Torres, 18, of Kaneohe Marine Corps Base and formerly of Chicago. Ethyn, a boy, weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces, and measured 20 inches long.
The couple said after learning of their first child’s distinction, they thought it was a joke.
“It’s amazing,” Claudia Torres said, smiling and cradling her swaddled newborn. “It’s like, wow, we didn’t really think it would happen, but he’s here.”