From Five Years to Five Minutes

On Saturday, Oct. 9, the Molokai Veterans hosted a “talk story” session on the Veteran property with Alan Arakawa. Mahalo to the approximately 130 veterans, families, and friends for attending. A solution to the long building permit process for the veterans sounds simple – the fire department and water department together test the same fire hydrant at the same time and find a solution. Amen. Thank you to the Vets Jesse Dudoit, Bo Mahoe, Earl Paleka, Ray Sambueno, Manny Garcia, Adolph Helm, Cappy Caprida, Hank Ellertsen, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Kelly, Douglas, Norm DeCosta, Connie Hao, Albert Pu, Alice Kono, Silvia Pablan, Andre Cibiyan and Oliver Young. Thank you also to Jerry Johnson, Jovencio Ruiz and his gang, Nathan Ignacio, Ipo and William Davis, and the Catholic Church.

Last week the Veterans catered a successful continental breakfast and lunch for the Puwalu West Pac group to raise money for their legal fund.  Big mahalos to Karen and Mac Poepoe, Chris and Mel Hanohano, Joanne and Wendy DeFreitas, Jesse Dudoit, Manny Garcia, Earl Paleka, Tica Kekahuna, Irene Tancayo, Lynn DeCoite, Erline and Dobie Enoka, Suki Halevi, and Murphy Kaahanui.

We welcome all veterans to get involved in one way or another.  Stop by the bunker and talk story; see where you can kokua (be helpful). Thank you, Mahalo, Salamat, Arigato to you all.

Larry Helm, Commander
Molokai Veterans Caring for Veterans

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