DOD NEWS RELEASE: 50th Anniversary of Vietnam Commemorative Committee building veterans databasePosted on Sep 29, 2015 in Latest Department News, Newsroom, Office of the Governor Press Releases
Honolulu, Hawaii- Hawaii’s 50th Anniversary of Vietnam Commemorative Committee is compiling a database of Hawaii-based Vietnam-era veterans. The committee is leading the state’s efforts to honor the service and sacrifice of Vietnam-era veterans, from 2015 through 2017.
There are an estimated 36,000 Vietnam-era veterans living in Hawaii. The committee is attempting to collect contact information on all Vietnam-era veterans to ensure that they are invited to upcoming events and that they receive the honors to which they are entitled. The committee’s mission will be complete when all Vietnam War Veterans have been thanked and honored for their service, valor, and sacrifice. This includes their families, especially families who lost loved ones during the Vietnam War.
To register for the 50th Anniversary of Vietnam database, veterans, or their family members, are encouraged to click on <http://dod.hawaii.gov/ovs/50th-anniversary-vietnam/register-for-more-information-about-the-50th-anniversary-of-vietnam/> or visit the Office of Veterans Services website (www/dod.hawaii.gov/ovs) and click on the link to the 50th Anniversary website.
Information entered into the database will be kept confidential and will not be shared with any other organizations, agencies or sales representatives.
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For more information, please contact Lt. Col. Charles Anthony, State of Hawaii, Department of Defense Director of Public Affairs at the number below.
CHARLES J. ANTHONY, Lt. Col. , HIANG
JF HQ Hawaii National Guard
Director, Public Affairs
(808) 733-4258 fax: X4236