Elizabeth Ledvina, Tama County Veteran's Affairs Office Director, has been selected by the 589th Engineer Battalion Association (Vietnam) to be an Honorary Member. Elizabeth is a Retired Sergeant First Class of the Iowa National Guard. She was selected as an Honorary Member because of her significant contributions to the Association in helping to fulfill the assistance function. For the last two years she has traveled to the Reunion and provided valuable service to the Veteran Members as well as their Spouses by helping them understand the Veterans Administration Rules and Regulations and guiding them in preparation of paperwork to apply for Service Connected Disability or other VA Benefits. A primary function of the Association is to provide opportunities for members to reconnect with their long lost 589th Brothers and enhance the healing process all have gone through and in many cases are still experiencing. Another function is to provide assistance to those who might need help with understanding and dealing with the Veteran Administration.