Woonsocket House delegation invites public to meet new director of Veterans’ Affairs
STATE HOUSE — Woonsocket’s delegation in the House of Representatives invites the public to meet the new director of the Division of Veterans’ Affairs.
Representatives Stephen M. Casey (D-Dist. 50, Woonsocket), Robert D. Phillips (D-Dist. 51, Woonsocket, Cumberland) and Michael A. Morin (D-Dist. 49, Woonsocket) will host Lt. Cmdr. Kasim Yarn, USN (ret.) on Wednesday, April 20, at 5:30 p.m. at the St. Joseph Veterans Association Hall, 99 Louise St., Woonsocket.
Yarn joined the Navy in 1991 at age 18 and reported for basic training less than 24 hours after graduating from high school. He first moved to Rhode Island in 1995, where he was assigned to Naval Station Newport and met his wife, Rosaria. While living in Rhode Island, he earned a bachelor's degree from Boston University and a master's degree from Newport's Naval War College. Yarn has completed four deployments, including missions in Europe and support missions in the Middle East as a part of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. During his career, he has been stationed for various assignments in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Illinois, Virginia and Mississippi.
For more information, contact:
Daniel Trafford, Publicist
State House Room 20
Providence, RI 02903