The memorial is located on the grounds of the State Capitol in Sacramento to honor those who died in the Vietnam War. Some California veterans deserving of inclusion on the memorial, however, were not included in the original list.
There are several reasons why veterans were not included on the original memorial at the time it was constructed. Some were inadvertently left off the list. But many others died after returning from service as a direct result of injury or illness caused by their service in the war, including those who died from cancer caused by exposure to Agent Orange.
“I’m proud and honored to be introducing my first bill in the legislature on behalf of veterans in California,” said Frazier. “This legislation will allow us to memorialize the bravery and sacrifice of those individuals who died as a direct result of their service in Vietnam.”
To contact Frazier or receive updates on AB 287, visit www.asmdc.org/members/a11.