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Vietnam books still available

Oct 04, 2017

By Xiomara Levsen, The JOURNAL

 

Washington County Veterans Affairs secretary Sue Rich mentioned she still has a lot of Vietnam books to give out Tuesday morning at the supervisors meeting.

“Please get that word going,” Rich said. “We’re going to start giving them to veterans who weren’t in-country either.”

Washington County supervisor chairman Richard Young said he has told everyone he knows is a Vietnam vet to go get a book.

The books are to commemerate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War that was put together nationwide.

“It includes a DVD and we also have a couple of other goodies that we give along with that,” Rich said. “Right now we haven’t had a big surge of in-country vets [interested in the books], so I’m going to say any veteran that served in Vietnam during that era can contact us to receive a book.”

Families of deceased Vietnam vets may also receive a book.

“They would need to, if we already don’t have the information in our office to provide a discharge from the service showing the dates they served — like a DD214,” Rich said.

If there are veterans who are not originally from Washington County they may also receive books, she added. They just need to show the same paperwork to her.

Rich also said that the book is available at any of the Veterans Affairs offices across the state.

To inquire about getting a book you may contact her at 319-653-7768 or stop by her office in building No. 2 at Orchard Hill located at 2175 Lexington Boulevard in Washington. Her office hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.

“It’s best to call ahead because I am out a lot,” Rich said. “My assistant is there Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 8 a.m. to noon.”

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