By Troy Torres
(Tumon, Guam) Congressman Michael San Nicolas invites the people of Guam, especially veterans, to join him in a town hall gathering this Friday at Government House. Members of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, including its chairman, Congressman Mark Takano, will join him to answer questions and have a conversation with them.
The Town Hall will start at 5:30 p.m. and end at 7 p.m., this Friday, October 4, 2019 at the official residence of the governor in Agana Heights. Seating will be first come, first served.
Local businessman, former police officer, and decorated combat veteran John Ananich II will moderate the town hall, as the master of ceremonies.
This is Mr. San Nicolas's first time to host a Congressional delegation, also known as a CoDel, to Guam. Previous CoDels have not been as issue-focused as this. Mr. San Nicolas has made veterans issues a priority of his tenure in office.
Read the news release from the Congressman below:
Veterans Townhall scheduled for Friday 5:30pm to 7pm at Government House with the Veterans Affairs Codel.
All Veterans and members of the public interested in Veterans issues are invited to attend.
This Codel will feature the Chairman of the Veterans Affairs Committee Mark Takano and Members of the Commityee Master of Ceremony and moderator of the Townhall will be decorated Veteran and long time law enforcement officer John Ananich II.
Mr. Ananich was a police officer of the Guam police department from 2005-2017 and Valedictorian of his Police cycle.
He was a member of the Army National Guard (Guam) from 2006-2014 earning the rank of Sergeant and recognized as Soldier of the cycle/Honor Grad.
Mr. Ananich was deployed to Afghanistan in 2008 with 1st of the 294th infantry regiment in support of operation enduring freedom. He conducted over 180 combat missions to include combat patrols and security convoys and was personally involved in 3 IED related incidents, 2 indirect and 1 direct. Ananich received numerous campaign medals to include the Combat Infantry Badge (CIB) while deployed. He is a Veteran of foreign war and a Proud civilian soldier.
Doors open at 5pm and seating and participation is based on first come first served basis.