Thursday, August 28, 2008

Please Help Ja Van Yiu Lin Come Home Safely

From: lisa moniz []
Sent: Tuesday, August 26, 2008 6:52 PM
To: Rep. Maile Shimabukuro
Subject: Pvt Ja Van Yiu Lin

Hi Maile,

Just an update on my son's situation. Today was the deadline for the commanders at Ft Sill to respond to the letter that his attorney submitted, but none received. We are planning to fly out to Oklahoma on Sept. 1, 2008, but we need help from everyone. This is the website address that one of his supporters put together: Please help us get my son's story out to whomever will listen. Our family will forever be grateful, for anyone that can help.

Lisa Moniz & Family

COMMENT: Here's an excerpt, describing the problem, from the Friends for Ja Van Yiu Lin website:

Ja Van Yiu Lin is a 2008 Wai'anae High School graduate who joined the National Guard believing that he would be serving his country. In July 2008, at basic training in Fort Sill, Oklahoma, a drill instructor recklessly threw a metal bed frame that struck Ja Van in the head, giving him a concussion and causing him to lose partial vision and hearing. Ja Van's military leaders targeted him for retaliation and have isolated him from his family because he shared his story with his family and the public. Ja Van needs medical care and wants to get out of the military. His family and friends are very concerned about his health and safety and are mounting an effort to get Ja Van home safely. This website was created to provide information about Ja Van's situation and to raise funds to pursue justice for Ja Van. Please help Ja Van to come home safely and win justice for his injuries. Mahalo.

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