Vietnam Veterans' case officer awarded OAM
The man who has served for more than 20 years as the senior case officer for Vietnam Veterans on the Central Coast, Mr Stephen Stan Karsai of Woy Woy, has been awarded a medal of the order of Australia (OAM) in the Queens Birthday Honours.
His honour was "for service to veterans through a range of roles".
He was president of the Central Coast sub-branch of the Vietnam Veterans' Peacekeepers and Peacemakers Association of Australia from 2016 to 2019 and senior case officer, since 2011.
Last month, it was announced Mr Karsai would be moving to Victoria.
He has served as director on the board of Active Vets Australia since 2019.
He was pensions officer at the Greensborough Sub-Branch of Returned and Services League of Australia 2004-2011 and prior to that at Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital Veterans Centre, 2001-2011.
He was a member of the Veterans Consultative Committee at Brisbane Waters Private Hospital and at Gosford Private Hospital for five years.
He was a former member of the Diamond Valley Vietnam Veterans Sub-Branch, Vietnam Veterans Association of Australia.
He was also author of a series of four educational books on Space Flight, Basic Photography and Flag Party-Drill Competition for use throughout the Australian Air League, 1983-1985.
He was a member of the Air League from 1964 to1983.
Media release, 6 Jun 2022
Official Secretary, Governor-General's Office