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The Louisiana National Guard 3rd Battalion of the 156th infantry (Source: KPLC)

A ‘watermelon welcome’ for our armed forces

August 4, 2016

Source: KPLC Men and women from the Louisiana National Guard got a special surprise today when returning from training at Camp Beauregard, an army installation north of Pineville. The Louisiana National Guard 3rd Battalion of…

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Welcome Home Parade

Veterans Welcome Home Parade in Iowa

August 2, 2016

Scott County, Iowa, Gateway Chapter 776 members Edwin Hildebrand and Arthur Heydeman were the prime organizers of the May 21 Vietnam Veterans Welcome Home Parade that started in downtown Rock Island, Illinois, crossed the Centennial…

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Detroit officer NPO C. Burks-Weathers from the 2nd Precinct takes her lunch during the Detroit Police luncheon on Friday, July 15, 2016 at the Vietnam Veterans of America Post in Detroit. (Photo: Tim Galloway, Special to the Free Press)

Chapter 9 Shows Respect to Local Police

July 28, 2016

Local veterans served up ribs and fried chicken to Detroit, MI  police officers Friday as a way  to show their appreciation at a time when protests are being held in cities across the country over…

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U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall

Rep. Woodall Visits Chapter 1030

July 27, 2016

U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall was the special guest at the May monthly meeting of Cumming, Georgia, Chapter 1030 . In addition to doing a presentation about VA hospital programs and services, Rep. Woodall presented each…

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Veterans Reunion celebrates sacrifice, service

Chapter 912 Veterans Reunion Celebrates Sacrifice, Service

July 26, 2016

Veterans, family and friends of Five Star Chapter 912 in Ottawa, KS gathered at El Dorado Lake this past weekend for the 29th annual Kansas Veterans and Family Reunion. Ben Mitchell, founding president, welcomed everyone…

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The liver

Chapter 607 Spreads Education and Awareness on Hepatitis C

July 26, 2016

In early July, Chapter 607 held a meeting on educating Vietnam veterans about hepatitis C in Montgomery, AL . It is estimated that over 80, 000 Vietnam veterans have the disease and are unaware of…

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Agent Orange

Chapter 1078 Holds Agent Orange Town Hall

July 22, 2016

Knoxville, Tennessee, Chapter 1078 sponsored an Agent Orange town hall meeting on May 9 at the Washington Pike United Methodist Church in Knoxville. About a hundred Vietnam veterans and family members attended. “There are just…

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Chapter 938 Joins Local Partners

July 18, 2016

Bitterroot Valley Chapter 938 in Hamilton, Montana , recently became an official member of the local group Commemorative Partners, which honors Vietnam veterans. On May 4, chapter member Jim Hamilton presented the group with a…

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Tennessee Memorial Wall Displayed by Chapter 203

July 15, 2016

The Tennessee Memorial Wall, created and owned by Chattanooga Chapter 203 , went on display for a week in early April at the Hamilton Place Mall in Chattanooga. The event was put together by the…

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Challenge coins

Veterans of Chapter 227 Receive Challenge Coins and Lapel Pins

July 15, 2016

On March 29 Dean K. Phillips Memorial Chapter 227 in Northern Virginia members Bill Shugarts (a volunteer guide at The Wall), Bob Clark, Don Northcutt, and John Burch represented the chapter at the Department of…

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