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Rep. Young Kim Honors Vietnam Era Veteran, Spouse

Jul 19, 2023 | Press Releases, Veterans

Tustin, CA – On Saturday, July 15, U.S. Representative Young Kim (CA-40) hosted a veterans benefits seminar featuring representatives from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Long Beach and held a pinning ceremony for nearly 30 Vietnam era veterans and their spouses.

“As a wife and sister of veterans, supporting those who have served in our nation’s uniform is personal to me. I am grateful for all the veterans who took the time to attend our seminar and hear updates from VA Long Beach,” said Congresswoman Kim. “I am so honored to recognize our Vietnam era veterans and their spouses, who sacrificed much in service to our nation and did not get the welcome home they rightfully earned. Our veterans and their families are heroes, and in Congress, I’ll always have the backs of the brave men and women who had ours.”

Photos courtesy of the Office of Rep. Young Kim can be found HERE.

Rep. Kim introduced a bipartisan resolution earlier this year commemorating the 50th anniversary of the release and homecoming of POWs in Vietnam, and she recognized 40 Vietnam Era veterans in her district last year at the Yorba Linda Public Library.

If you are or know of local Vietnam era veterans or spouses, please fill out this form here.  

In Congress, Rep. Kim has also supported veterans and service members through actions such as:

  • Introducing the Veterans and Family Information Act, a bipartisan bill that became law to ensure that veterans and their caretakers are aware of and can access the benefits they have earned;  
  • Supporting the Honoring our PACT Act to provide care to 3.5 million U.S. veterans who were exposed to toxins during their time of service. This bill became law last year;
  • Hosting a veterans roundtable with local veteran leaders, gold star parents, and the now Chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee to discuss expanding access to health care for veterans and other issues;
  • Leading the charge to rename two Orange County post offices in Yorba Linda and Placentia after fallen service members; and,
  • Working with state and local officials, and Orange County veterans to support an Orange County Veterans Cemetery.
  • Introducing a bipartisan bill to rename a Mission Viejo post office after fallen hero U.S. Marine Major Megan McClung, the first female Marine officer to be killed in the Iraq war and first woman graduate of the Naval Academy to be killed in the line of duty.

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