Inside VVA Chapters

Chapter 41’s Goulet Receives McQuillen Award

February 24, 2020

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 41 President Raymond Goulet Jr. received the Maurice L. McQuillen Award from the New Hampshire Union Leader in January. Named for the first veterans editor of the Union Leader and New Hampshire Sunday…

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Chapter 669 Benefits From Chili Cookoff

February 21, 2020

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 669 benefited from a chili cookoff held at Christopher D’s bar in Moline, Ill., Jan. 19. Thirteen cooks competed in the third annual event, and guests were asked to provide a…

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Chapter 1117 Helps Dedicate County Memorial

February 20, 2020

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1117 helped dedicate a Vietnam Memorial Wall Jan. 14 on the ground floor of the Marion County (Ohio) Building. The wall honors 26 Marion County men who lost their lives during…

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POW/MIA Wood Flag

Chapter 1036 Hosts Former USAF POW Bridger

February 19, 2020

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1036 hosted U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. (Ret.) Barry Bridger for a firsthand account of his harrowing experiences at the notorious Hanoi Hilton in Vietnam. Bridger recalled his experiences for dozens…

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Chapter 982 Helps Sponsor 2,030 Wreaths

February 18, 2020

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 982, Boy Scout Troop 450 and Airmen Against Drunk Driving  sponsored the placement of wreaths at Arroyo Grande (Calif.) Cemetery District’s 2,030 veteran graves Dec. 14 as part of National Wreaths Across…

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Masak Is Chapter 1030’s Member of the Year

February 17, 2020

Vietnam Veterans of America Cumming (Ga.) Chapter 1030 named Steve Masak its 2019 Member of the Year in December. Masak served two tours in Vietnam with an attack helicopter unit, earning the Distinguished Flying Cross and…

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Wreaths at The Wall

Chapter 1095 To Hold Wreath-Laying Event

November 22, 2019

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1095 plans to hold a Wreaths Across America event on Saturday, Dec. 14 at Oak Grove Cemetery in Delaware, Ohio. The public is invited to attend. The goal is to place a…

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Chapter 71’s Ullrich Wins Award

November 21, 2019

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 71 member Nick Ullrich took home a Heart of Gold Award last month at a donor appreciation event held by the Dearborn (Ind.) Community Foundation in October. DCF honored five community volunteers…

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Chapter 172 Celebrates Veterans Day

November 20, 2019

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 172 performed a POW/MIA ceremony at Veterans Day event held at the Rocky Gap (Md.) Veterans Cemetery on Nov. 11. American Legion Post 13 joined VVA to present the colors, and the Mountain Ridge…

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Chapter 809 Hosts PTSD/Suicide Town Hall

November 17, 2019

Vietnam Veterans of America Salina (Kan.) Chapter 809 hosted a PTSD/Suicide Town Hall on Oct. 23. The two-hour event featured speakers Thomas C. Hall, Ph.D., VVA's director of PTSD and substance abuse, and Maureen Elias, an Army veteran and…

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