Press Releases

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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March 21, 2019

VVA to President Trump: Help us Heal our Nation

Statement by Vietnam Veterans of America National President John Rowan: On the eve of Vietnam Veterans Day, March 29, we are chagrined by the President’s inability to let a fellow Vietnam veteran rest in peace.…

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March 14, 2019

Wounded Warrior Project Announces Support for TAPS and Vietnam Veterans of America

Washington, D.C.) – Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) announces a grant and collaborative partnership with Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) and Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) to raise awareness and collect data on the impact of…

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March 12, 2019

VVA Calls for Swift Passage of the Never Forget the Heroes Act, Long-term Funding of 911 Victim Compensation Fund

(Washington, D.C.)— “Vietnam Veterans of America calls for the swift passage of the Never Forget the Heroes Act, which would fully fund the September 11 Victim Compensation Fund through 2090,” said John Rowan, VVA National…

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March 6, 2019

VVA National President/CEO Testifies Before Joint House and Senate Veterans Affairs Committee

(Washington, D.C.)-- Vietnam Veterans of America National President/CEO, John Rowan, will present VVA’s 2019 legislative priorities and policy initiatives before the joint hearing of the House and Senate Veterans' Affairs Committees. Joining VVA at the…

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