Inside VVA Chapters

Mud Run Benefits Chapter 180 Honor Guard

August 30, 2019

The Dafter (Mich.) Lions Club hosted a Mud Run to benefit Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 180 (VVA) on Aug. 11 at Dafter Township Park. The three-hour event invited locals to bring their own vehicles…

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Chapter 791 Recognizes 22 Fallen Soldiers

August 29, 2019

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 791 helped recognize 22 fallen Vietnam veterans from Mifflin and Juniata (Pa.) counties with an Aug. 8 wreath-laying ceremony held in conjunction with a visit from the American Veterans Traveling Tribute…

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Chapter 1038 Hosts Purple Heart Day Event

August 28, 2019

Vietnam Veterans of America Vero Beach (Fla.) Chapter 1038 hosted its first Purple Heart Day event Aug. 7 in conjunction with the Vero Beach Veterans Association. The event attracted more than 30 veterans to to a special…

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Chapter 380 Hosts Forgotten Eagles

August 27, 2019

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 380 hosted the Forgotten Eagles on the first day of the motorcycle club's three-day Ride Around Michigan on Aug. 7. Forgotten Eagles Chapter 1 members stopped at the VVA chapter office for lunch and…

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Chapter 227 Helps Homeless Veterans, Children

August 26, 2019

Vietnam Veterans of America Northern Virginia Chapter 227 contributed gift cards to help veterans and children of veterans in the VA Supportive Housing (VASH) Program with back-to-school needs last week. It was the ninth year in…

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Chapter 207’s Bus Vandalized

August 24, 2019

A bus belonging to Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 207 was vandalized earlier this month in Westport, Mass. Local police are offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons who…

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Chapter 1048 Wins Membership Growth Award

August 23, 2019

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1048 in Yulee, Fla., received the Vietnam Veterans of America Membership Growth Award for the 51-100-member group during the association's 19th National Convention in Spokane, Wash., last month. Chapter 1088…

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Former Chapter 77 President Speaks Out About PTSD

August 22, 2019

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 77's Patrick Welch recently spoke to Buffalo, N.Y.'s Spectrum News about mental health and PTSD. He is among the estimate 30 percent of Vietnam veterans to suffer from post-traumatic stress…

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Chapter 1059 President Wins E-News Award

August 21, 2019

Vietnam Veterans of America Col. William G. Byrns Chapter 1059 President David Treffinger accepted the association's State Council E-Newspaper of the Year Award last month at the VVA National Convention in Spokane, Wash. Treffinger edits the Florida…

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Chapter 131 Cheers Lebron Appointment

August 20, 2019

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 131 is cheering the appointment of Ken Lebron as the new Berks County (Penn.) director of veterans affairs. "Everybody knows him and trusts him. He's one of us," chapter President…

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