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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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Chapter 946 Dedicates POW/MIA Chair

October 31, 2019

Vietnam Veterans of America Middle Georgia Chapter 946 installed a POW/MIA Chair of Honor at the Forsyth (Georgia) Welcome Center on National POW/MIA Recognition Day, Sept. 20. Member Claude Curlee told the Monroe County Reporter that…

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Chapter 9 Raising Funds to Save WWI Monument

October 30, 2019

Vietnam Veterans of America Detroit Chapter 9 is collecting donations in order to move a memorial to World War I veterans that has stood on the Michigan State Fairgrounds since for more than 80 years. Situated…

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Chapter 71 Members Honored in Annual Presentation

October 29, 2019

Four members of Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 71 and two other veterans were honored during the annual War Veterans Presentation held at the 111th Aurora (Ind.) Farmers Fair on Oct. 3. Mike LaFollette, Pat Ferrari,…

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Chapter 789 Observes National POW/MIA Day

October 28, 2019

Members of Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 789 read the names of service members from Georgia who remain unaccounted for, leading a National POW/MIA Recognition Day event held on Sept. 20 at Fort Stewart in Georgia. Veterans…

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