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November 13, 1993 | DEBRA CANO
The battle isn't over for Elaine Roach. Roach was hoping that her father's name would be inscribed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington by this Veterans Day. But it was not added to the list of the more than 58,000 names already inscribed. The Department of the Navy told Roach in March that the circumstances of her father's death did not meet the criteria. Her father, Lt. Harold S. Roach Jr., 31, a Navy pilot, was killed Oct.
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November 13, 1993 | DEBRA CANO
The battle isn't over for Elaine Roach. Roach was hoping that her father's name would be inscribed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington by this Veterans Day. But it was not added to the list of the more than 58,000 names already inscribed. The Department of the Navy told Roach in March that the circumstances of her father's death did not meet the criteria. Her father, Lt. Harold S. Roach Jr., 31, a Navy pilot, was killed Oct.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 22, 1992 | DEBRA CANO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Elaine Roach was 8 years old when her father, Navy pilot Lt. Harold S. Roach Jr., became one of the early casualties of the Vietnam War. While on a mission in the South China Sea, Roach died in a plane crash Oct. 2, 1964. He was 31. Today, Elaine Roach of La Habra has her own mission: to win for her father the honor and recognition given to other dead veterans of that war. The challenge began last June when Roach went to Washington to observe Father's Day at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 22, 1992 | DEBRA CANO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Elaine Roach was 8 years old when her father, Navy pilot Lt. Harold S. Roach Jr., became one of the early casualties of the Vietnam War. While on a mission in the South China Sea, Roach died in a plane crash Oct. 2, 1964. He was 31. Today, Elaine Roach of La Habra has her own mission: to win for her father the honor and recognition given to other dead veterans of that war. The challenge began last June when Roach went to Washington to observe Father's Day at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 29, 1998 | MIMI KO CRUZ and DEBRA CANO and JOHN POPE
As a reminder of prisoners of war and those missing in action, the POW/MIA flag will be flown year-round at City Hall. The City Council has approved the request by both the city's Veterans Advisory Committee and Vietnam Veterans of Orange County to display the flag. It will fly below the American flag, on the same flagpole.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 15, 1999 | Eron Ben-Yehuda, (714) 965-7172, Ext. 13
Mayor Peter M. Green has declared Sept. 13 to 19 POW/MIA Recognition Week. He asked all Surf City residents to join with Vietnam veterans of Orange County, as well as other veterans' organizations, to honor all American prisoners of war, soldiers missing in action and the families of POW/MIAs who have endured immense sacrifices on behalf of the United States.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 5, 1998 | SUSAN DEEMER
At the request of a veterans group, council members are considering flying a POW/MIA flag daily at City Hall instead of just on special occasions. Bob Kakuk of the Vietnam Veterans of Orange County will donate one of the flags at tonight's council meeting and ask that San Juan Capistrano join at least 18 cities countywide in flying it daily. He said he wants to remind the public that there are nearly 90,000 soldiers from four wars who are still listed as missing. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 1998 | JOHN POPE
Residents soon will see a new flag waving outside City Hall, recognizing prisoners of war and soldiers reported missing in action. The Vietnam Veterans of Orange County is approaching cities countywide with their proposal to fly the flag year-round, spokesman Bob Kakuk said. Cities generally fly the POW/MIA flag below the American flag or on a separate pole nearby, he added. Tustin on Monday became the 15th city to agree, Kakuk said.
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February 3, 1998 | JEFF KASS
Vietnam veteran Bob Kakuk hopes to take over the county, flagpole by flagpole. Almost one year ago, the Huntington Beach resident proposed that county government fly the flag for possible prisoners of war and those missing in action. Last month, after working with Supervisor Jim Silva, Kakuk was rewarded when the POW/MIA flag was raised outside the county Hall of Administration in downtown Santa Ana. The flag, placed below the U.S. flag, will fly year-round.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 25, 1996 | RUSS LOAR, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
For the first time, the city will list on a public memorial the names of residents who died in the Korean and Vietnam wars. A $15,000 donation from attorney James Ackerman, 79, a military veteran, will make the memorial possible. "Many of us thought that the plaque we have here at City Hall had all the names of those who died from Huntington Beach," said veteran Bob Kakuk, a Huntington Beach resident and team leader for Vietnam Veterans of Orange County.
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March 2, 1997 | PETER NOAH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A group of Hare Krishnas, 31 Dalmatians and an Elvis impersonator may not have much in common, but they all marched under clear, sunny skies Saturday to celebrate the city's 31st annual Patriots Day Parade. About 5,000 people crowded the 1.2-mile-long route to cheer on the parade's 109 diverse entries, including a marching bagpipe band, JJ & Habibi's belly dancing troupe and the Chocolate Lovers of America.
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