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Author Query: Canadian Vietnam War Veterans Wanted

August 6, 2020

Fred Gaffen’s 1990 book, Unknown Warriors: Canadians in the Vietnam War, was based on input from a group of Canadian Vietnam War veterans who shared their in-country war experiences. Daniel Cunningham, who contributed to the…

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‘Dateline-Saigon’: What’s Old is New Again

July 18, 2020

Dateline-Saigon has been making the rounds of film festivals since 2017. This documentary—released by First Run Features on iTunes, Amazon, and on DVD on July 14, 2020—zeroes in on five young newspaper correspondents who covered…

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Glenna Goodacre, 1939-2020

April 15, 2020

Glenna Goodacre, the sculptor best known for creating the statue that is the centerpiece of the Vietnam Women's Memorial in Washington, D.C., died April 13 of natural causes in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She was…

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Chapter Activity on Hold to Stop Spread of COVID-19

March 31, 2020

With extremely limited exceptions, Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) chapters have suspended all in-person activity to practice the social distancing that can limit the spread of COVID-19 or novel coronavirus. "VVA is urging all of…

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Have a Happy (Virtual) Vietnam Veterans Day

March 28, 2020

Sunday, March 29, is National Vietnam War Veterans Day! VVA wishes you a happy and safe holiday. Unfortunately, most Vietnam Veterans of America events have been canceled or postponed to slow the spread of COVID-19…

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Chapter 151’s Wilson Named Parade’s Grand Marshal

March 27, 2020

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 151 member and American Legion Post 19 Commander Mike Wilson has been named the 101st Grand Marshal of Bayonne, N.J.'s 2020 Memorial Day Parade. Wilson was presented with a sash at the…

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Florida Panthers Honor Chapter 25’s Corey

March 26, 2020

CBS Miami recently spotlighted Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 25 founder and National President Thomas Corey as part of its "Heroes Among Us" series. The series is presented in partnership with the Florida Panthers NHL franchise. Specialist Corey…

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Chapter 409 Honors Duesterhoeft

March 25, 2020

Vietnam Veterans of America Blackhawk Chapter 409 recently honored Jefferson County (Wis.) Veterans Service Officer Yvonne Duesterhoeft at a March 10 meeting of the Jefferson County Board of Supervisors. Dick Schultz, a member of the Blackhawk…

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Chapter 1030 Gary Goyette

Chapter 1030 Holds Officer Elections

March 24, 2020

Vietnam Veterans of America Cumming Chapter 1030 installed a new slate of officers at its March 3 meeting. Gary Goyette returns as president, and Jim Kirley, formerly the chapter's secretary, is now vice president. Kevin Curry will continue…

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Chapter 704 Says New Memorial Is on the Way

March 23, 2020

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 704 says that construction of a proposed Vietnam veterans war memorial in the Cayuga County county city of Brutus, N.Y., is underway. The pieces of black granite set to form the…

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