Inside VVA Chapters

Chapter 566 Member Throws out First Pitch

September 26, 2018

VVA Michael F. Bradley Chapter 566 member Joe Lusardi threw out the ceremonial first pitch at a New York Mets spring training home game at First Data Field in Port St. Lucie in March. A…

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Chapter 83 Member Participates in Book Tour

September 25, 2018

Rick Lovekin, a member of VVA Chapter 83 in New Castle County, Delaware, took part in “The Vietnam Experience,” a salute to veterans held at Wilmington University in New Castle, earlier this year. The presentation…

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Chapter 1036 Completes Photo Search

September 22, 2018

 VVA Chapter 1036 in The Villages, Fla., announced that it has finally located photos for every one of Florida’s 778 fallen heroes. The photos can be viewed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) website, www.vvmf.org/wall-of-faces.…

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Chapter 949 President Speaks for POW/MIA Day

September 21, 2018

Ron Wrobelewski, president of Vietnam Veterans of America’s Tri-State Chapter 949, spoke at a National POW and MIA Recognition Day ceremony in Gallipolis, Ohio, today. POW and MIA Recognition Day is observed annually on the…

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Chapter 432’s Covarrubias Honored

September 21, 2018

Among the five honorees at the recent 9th Annual Arizona Higher Education Awards was James L. "Jim" Covarrubias, a VVA life member and vice president of Chapter 432 in Phoenix. Held by the Pete C. Garcia VICTORIA…

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Chapter 203 Recognizes Chattanooga’s Fallen

September 20, 2018

VVA Chapter 203 and the Chief John Ross Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) recently recognized the 34 people who died in combat in Vietnam and are buried at the…

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Chapter 961 Member Takes to the Road

September 20, 2018

Raymond Black, a Vietnam veteran and member of VVA Chapter 961 in St. George, Utah, left his home under police escort May 14, starting a 1,000-mile journey aboard his trusty mobility scooter to raise funds…

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Chapter 1048 Member Resurrects Vietnam Veteran Tribute Truck

September 14, 2018

Chapter 1048 member David Rose brought the Vietnam Veteran Tribute Truck to a recent chapter meeting in Daytona Beach, Florida. Used to help veterans with PTSD, the 1946 Chevrolet carries thousands of Vietnam veterans’ signatures and…

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Chapter 391 Celebrates 30 Years

September 13, 2018

VVA Chapter 391 in Sonora, Calif., celebrated its 30th anniversary this week. Veteran Frank Smart saw the need for a local chapter of the Vietnam Veterans Association in Tuolumne County, and requested information. The paperwork…

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Chapter 1102 Grows Fast With Outreach

September 11, 2018

Chapter 1102 in Story County, Iowa, has grown from 25 to about 70 members in its first three years, building its community awareness and support every year with continuous outreach activities. The chapter launched with an…

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