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VVA Chapter 1066 recently donated a check toward the erection of a Missing Man monument at Eastern Kentucky University. From left: William Davis, chapter treasurer; Don Gibbs, secretary; Brian Cole, EKU's Director of Military and Veterans Affairs; Emerson McAfee, chapter president; and James Young.

Veteran Monument Gets an Assist from Chapter 1066

May 11, 2016

Chapter 1066 in Big Hill, KY presented Eastern Kentucky University a check in support of a “Missing Man” monument on its veterans memorial. The bronze monument will be revealed on Veterans’ Day.  It will feature…

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Volunteers who give out food from the pantry to veterans and service members are: Jack Schneider, John Bommarito, Jerry Vavro, Carl Darling, Mike Collins, John Talarico and Rick Link. Photo submitted by Brian Bobek

Chapter 154 Aids in Stamping Out Macomb Hunger

May 11, 2016

Letter carriers in Macomb, MI  will be collecting food to benefit veterans and service members and their families. The Letter Carriers Food Drive for the Macomb Community Action food program will support Mt. Clemens Chapter…

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Chapter 351 Holds Weekly Breakfasts to Foster Camaraderie

May 11, 2016

Chapter 351 in Appleton is once again holding Saturday morning breakfast gatherings for local veterans at Angel’s Restaurant. Since beginning the gatherings in 2013, the chapter has had veterans from World War II, Korea, Vietnam,…

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The presentations covered somber issues such as coping with death while alone, to less serious issues such as their sometimes-embarrassing nicknames. (L-r) Joe Peck, Fred Elliot, Ron Trovato and Kenny Allocco. Provided photo

Chapter 20 Vets Welcomed Home by High School Students

May 2, 2016

The veterans from Chapter 20 in Rochester, NY have been volunteering their stories with the juniors of Churchville-Chili High School for seven years. It is an on-going tradition that was begun upon the invitation of…

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Photo by Tammie Gercken

New Local Chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America Receives Charter

April 25, 2016

Chapter 1116 of the Vietnam Veterans of America officially came into existence Monday evening. Serving Burke County and the surrounding area, the chapter held a special chartering ceremony at Timberwoods restaurant to commemorate the occasion,…

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President of the Martinsburg Chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America, Mossie Wright, is pleased with the accomplishments of the local group in the four years since inception. Here, he displays a special medal used to honor veterans and others who’ve helped move the organization forward.

Agent Orange Town Hall Meeting Planned by Martinsburg Chapter

April 25, 2016

The Martinsburg Chapter 1074  of the Vietnam Veterans of America is four years old, and has accomplished a lot since its local inception - especially when it comes to helping veterans navigate the system in…

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Chapter 1062 Members Serve Fellow Veterans

April 6, 2016

Doug Sabo and Bruce Ellis of Chapter 1062 of Lincoln County have found a way to serve fellow retired veterans. Sabo and Ellis have chosen to embody the VVA motto, “Never again will one generation…

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Chapter 1048 Helps Florida Classroom Understand the Vietnam War

April 5, 2016

Seven members of the Daytona Beach Chapter 1048 helped teacher Chase Tramont tell the story of sacrifice made by nearly 58, 000 Americans in the Vietnam War. At Spruce Creek High School in Port Orange,…

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Quad Cities Chapter 299 Honors Fallen Veterans

March 31, 2016

The Quad Cities Chapter 299 joined in many others throughout the United States in honoring Vietnam Veterans just days before the National Vietnam Veterans Day. Nearly 150 people attended the service Chapter 299 put on…

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Members of Chapter 1048 Recognized

March 29, 2016

Vietnam Veterans of America Daytona Beach Chapter 1048 members Director Robert Bendlin (USN) (l), Vice President Rod Phillips (USArmyAirborne) and Chapter 1048 AVVA President George Reagan (USAF) (r) received the President’s Volunteer Service Award in…

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