FAIRFIELD — A bill sponsored by Assemblyman Jim Frazier requiring the state to annually compile a list of veterans eligible to be added to the California Vietnam Veterans Memorial is law.
Gov. Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 287, according to Frazier’s office. The California State Commanders Veterans Council and Vietnam Veterans of America-California State Council backed the bill.
The memorial was established in 1983 to honor those who died during the Vietnam War. But, according to Frazier, D-Oakley, some veterans deserving of recognition were not included. Also, some veterans died after returning from Vietnam as a result of injuries and illnesses linked to the war, including those who died as a result of exposure to Agent Orange.
Frazier represents the state’s 11th Assembly, which includes Fairfield, Suisun City, Vacaville and Rio Vista.
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