DGT Veterans at DGT

    November 12, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
    Dragon's View restaurant
    400 N Bonita Ave
    Tucson, AZ 85745

    “In honor and recognition of Veterans Day, we will be asking our DGT veterans to share about their service experiences.”

    Today Nov. 11, the Democrats of Greater Tucson honor our veterans for their service. We acknowledge with gratitude that our rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are guaranteed by the brave members of the United States Armed Forces, past, present, and future.

    Tomorrow Nov. 12, in observation of Veterans Day, the veterans of DGT will be sharing stories from their tours of duty. There is no fixed schedule, our President and Marine Corps veteran Brian Bickel will start off the program with the floor open to other DGT veterans following.

    DGT Veterans – On Their Service

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    Carolyn Classen
    Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for Tucsoncitizen.com for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, www.southernazjapan.org (since Jan. 2013).


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