Dinner tonight honors Vietnam veterans

  • John Steinhorst / The Garden Island

    Charlene Dorsey, who served in the military from 1961-1964, describes some of the medals earned by Kauai’s Vietnam veterans displayed at the Kauai Veterans Museum at the Kauai Veterans Center in Lihue.

  • Photo by Nina Magoun

    Kauai’s Dr. Thatcher Magoun served as an Army surgeon during the Vietnam War.

  • John Steinhorst / The Garden Island

    Vietnam veteran Harry Shigekane earned many medals for his military service during the Vietnam War.

  • Photo courtesy of Russell Maeda

    Vietnam veterans, from left, Russell Maeda, Peter Yukimura and Dennis Nakahara, proudly don their patriotic apparel.

LIHUE — Half a century after the peak of conflict in Southeast Asia, Vietnam veterans are being honored for their service.