Inside VVA Chapters

Chapter 106 Affiliate Breaks Ground on Affordable Housing

November 14, 2019

An organization formed in 1989 by the Tucson (Ariz.) Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 106, Esperanza en Escalante, broke ground on the second phase of its affordable housing project for homeless veterans and their families. The $10.5…

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Chapter 850 Issues Commemorative Coin

November 13, 2019

Vietnam Veterans of America Kent County Chapter 850 has issued a commemorative coin to mark the 10th anniversary of the Kent County Veterans Memorial Park in Dover, Del. Designed by chapter members Ken Bodine and Woody…

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Chapter 704 Raises Funds for Memorial

November 12, 2019

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 704 held a fundraising dinner to benefit the installation of a Vietnam War memorial in Cayuga County (New York) Oct. 12. The Thanksgiving-style menu included roast turkey, mashed potatoes with…

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Chapter 96 Aids Cross-Country Tractor Trip

November 11, 2019

A Florida man is driving a tractor cross-country to spread awareness of veteran's issue, and recently stopped in for a fundraiser at "The Hooch" in Tallahassee, the headquarters of Vietnam Veterans of America Big Bend…

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Health Care Plan

Chapter 72 Joins Town Hall on VA Health Care

November 10, 2019

Danny Freidman, president of Vietnam Veterans of America Brooklyn Chapter 72, joined U.S. Rep. Max Rose (D-N.Y.); John Rowan, VVA national president; Lindsay Rodman, executive vice president, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America; and Kristen Rouse, president and…

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Chapter 840 Launches Bluegrass Festival

November 9, 2019

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 840 organized the first-ever Bluegrass-n-Wheels Festival September 28 at the Keystone Truck & Tractor Museum in Colonial Heights, Va. The weekend event drew hundreds of people for a day of burgers, bologna and…

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Chapter 499’s Robitaille Named Veteran of the Year

November 8, 2019

Patrick Robitaille, a life member of Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 499, accepted the 2019 Southeastern Massachusetts Veteran of the Year Award Nov. 7 at a celebratory luncheon in Dartmouth. He is the 24th recipient of the award, bestowed…

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Chapter 154 Sponsors Michigan Wall’s Appearance

November 7, 2019

Sponsored by Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 154, the Michigan Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall went on display at Warren City Hall from Sept. 30–Oct. 6. The traveling memorial is dedicated to the 2,654 Michigan soldiers who died during the…

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Chapter 955 Gives Motorcycle to Iraq War Vet

November 2, 2019

Mike Kelly, Jr., Vice Director of VVA Chapter 955 and a member of American Legion Post 184 in Wildwood, N.J., recently organized the donation of motorcycle to a young Iraq War veteran. Kelly's friend Carol…

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Chapter 542 Hosts Williamson at Roundtable

November 1, 2019

Vietnam Veterans of America Michael J. Novosel MOH Chapter 542 again hosted its regular Central Pennsylvania Vietnam Round Table on Oct. 10 in Harrisburg. Craig Williamson, a Vietnam veteran from Carlisle discussed his experiences as a platoon…

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