Press Releases

July 20, 2019

John Rowan to Serve Eighth Term As National President of Vietnam Veterans of America

(Washington, D.C.)--John Rowan was reelected to an eighth term as National President of Vietnam Veterans of America on July 19, at the organization’s 19th National Convention in Spokane, Washington. Rowan, who was elected to VVA’s…

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July 19, 2019

Vietnam Veterans of America Slams Senator Rand Paul for Abandoning 9/11 Heroes

(WASHINGTON, DC) – “Rand Paul is callously using the same specious argument against 9/11 Heroes that was used against Vietnam veterans after we served our country,” said John Rowan, VVA National President. “These first responders…

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July 19, 2019

Renowned OBGYN Dr. Elbert Nelson to be Honored at Vietnam Veterans of America’s 19th National Convention

(Washington, D.C.)––Dr. Elbert Nelson, one of the nation’s foremost experts in Obstetrical Gynecology, will receive the Vietnam Veterans of America Excellence in the Sciences Award on Saturday night, July 20, at VVA’s 19th biennial National…

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July 12, 2019

Veteran Actor Jim Beaver to be Honored at Vietnam Veterans of America’s 19th National Convention

(Washington, D.C.)––Jim Beaver, an actor and writer best known for his roles on HBO’s Deadwood, the CW’s Supernatural, and FX’s Justified, will receive the Vietnam Veterans of America Excellence in the Arts Award on Saturday…

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July 12, 2019

VVA to VA Secretary: Reverse Stay on Blue Water Navy Claims; Adjudicate Claims Under Procopio

(Washington, D.C.)—“Mr. Secretary, we are disappointed in your July 1, 2019, decision on the implementation of the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019, staying all Blue Water Navy claims until January 1, 2020,”…

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July 11, 2019

Gen. Wesley Clark to be Honored at Vietnam Veterans of America’s 19th National Convention

(Washington, D.C.)– Gen. Wesley Clark, who retired from the Army as a four-star general in 2000, will receive the Vietnam Veterans of America Lifetime Achievement Award on Thursday, July 18, during VVA’s 19th biennial National…

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July 8, 2019

Medal of Honor Recipient Allen Lynch to Deliver Keynote Speech At Vietnam Veterans of America’s 19th National Convention

(Washington, D.C.)– VVA Life Member Allen Lynch, who received the Medal of Honor for his actions while serving with the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, will deliver the Keynote Speech to close out the…

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July 2, 2019

Vietnam Veterans of America 19th National Convention Opening Event: Wreath Laying at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Spokane

(Washington, D.C.)--The first formal event of Vietnam Veterans of America’s biennial 19th National Convention in Spokane, Washington, will take place on Tuesday afternoon, July 16, at 2:30 p.m., when VVA’s national officers will lay a…

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June 5, 2019

Victory at Last for Blue Water Navy Veterans: Department of Justice Drops Procopio Decision Appeal

(Washington, DC)—“Vietnam Veterans of America applauds the decision by the Department of Justice to drop its appeal of the federal court decision overturning Hass vs Peake and finding Blue Water Navy Vietnam veterans to be…

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May 14, 2019

VVA Applauds House Veterans Affairs Leadership for Introduction of H.R. 299, Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019

(Washington, D.C.) -- “On the eve of the House vote on H.R. 299, the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019, VVA applauds Veterans Affairs Chair Mark Takano (D-CA) and Ranking Member Dr. Phil…

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