Veterans Corner

Column submitted by Jesse Church

The commander of the Molokai Veterans Caring for Veterans Larry Helm recently had heart surgery to replace a heart valve. He came through the surgery well, and was out of bed, taking a short walk two days later. Larry was released from the hospital after a one week stay, and is now recuperating at home, going to physical therapy and is doing very well.

The Molokai Veterans Caring for Veterans lawsuit is moving along, with lawyers on both sides currently in negotiations; both parties have made a settlement offer. Hopefully the lawyers will be able to hammer out an agreement, and we can begin construction on the Veterans Center.

The VA clinic at Molokai General Hospital reports that they still have flu vaccines left, which are free, and they would like to see all veterans get vaccinated as soon as possible. So all you procrastinators get off your duff and give Stacy a call at the Molokai VA clinic, 553-3191.

George Haraba, the commander of the Molokai Veterans of Foreign Wars (post 3870) would like to see all members at the next meeting, on Tuesday, March 8 at 12:30 p.m. at his home. If anyone has a question, or if there are any veterans of foreign wars that would like to become a member, please call Haraba at 553-5730.

If there is anybody that has any information that they would like to share with all the veterans, or anyone that has a family member on active duty, or just returning home from the war, and would like everyone on the island to know that you’re proud of them, give old Jesse a call at 553-3323 and I’ll be happy to get it in the column.

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