Vietnam Veterans welcomed

LIHUE — Vietnam Era Veterans, where are you?

Edward Kawamura, a Vietnam Veteran and the commandant for the Kauai Veterans Council, is calling all Vietnam Era veterans to come forth and register with the Kauai Veterans Council.

“We don’t have a group like the West Kauai Club 100, or the 442 who keep track of the veterans,” said Janice Bond, a volunteer with the Kauai Veterans Council. “We need the Vietnam Era veterans to come out and register so the organization can take care of them and ensure they receive all the benefits they’re entitled to.”

Kawamura said the registry will also be used for the 50 Year Commemoration of the Vietnam War which will be at the Kauai Marriott Resort and Beach Club on Nov. 11.

“We want people to sponsor a veteran to the event,” Kawamura said. “The Sponsor a Veteran Campaign is a way for our community to share its gratitude to our Vietnam Veterans by making a donation to the Kauai Veterans Council. The cost of the Vietnam Commemoration is funded by the generosity of sponsorships.”

One of those sponsors include the Hokuala Golf Club which is offering a special starting Saturday and continuing until Sept. 4.

The Ocean Course at Hokuala honors all who have served by offering $10 savings on green fees. The $10 will go back to the Kauai Veterans Council for its Sponsor A Veteran campaign. Details and information: 600-3413.

Sponsorship packages are available to sponsor a table or place an advertisement in the souvenir booklet, said Laurie Yoshida, a Vietnam Veterans Commemoration volunteer. Information and packages available at 212-5602.

Vietnam Era veterans can register online by providing their name, email address, phone number, date of service, and branch of service by emailing kauaiveterans

Information: Aida Cruz 246-1135, Ed Kawamura 652-6706.


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