Press Releases

August 12, 2017

John Rowan to Serve Seventh Term as National President of Vietnam Veterans of America

(New Orleans) –John Rowan was reelected to a seventh term as National President of Vietnam Veterans of America on August 11 at the organization’s 18th National Convention in New Orleans. Rowan, who was elected to…

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August 12, 2017

Vietnam Veterans of America Honors Senator Richard Blumenthal As “Legislator of the Year”

(New Orleans) –“We are proud to recognize Senator Richard Blumenthal as Vietnam Veterans of America 2017 Legislator of the Year,” said John Rowan, VVA National President. “We applaud Senator Blumenthal for his leadership in introducing…

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August 11, 2017

Senator Gary Peters Honored as Vietnam Veterans of America “Legislator of the Year”

(New Orleans) – “Vietnam Veterans of America is proud to recognize Senator Gary Peters as Legislator of the Year,” said John Rowan, VVA National President. Senator Peters traveled to New Orleans Friday, August 11, to…

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August 11, 2017

Congressman Mike Coffman Honored as 2017 VVA “Legislator of the Year”

(New Orleans, LA) –“We are proud to recognize Congressman Mike Coffman as Vietnam Veterans of America 2017 Legislator of the Year,” said John Rowan, VVA National President. “We are recognizing Congressman Coffman for his leadership…

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August 11, 2017

VVA Recognizes Cuyahoga County, Ohio, Judge Who Established Felony Veterans Treatment Court

(New Orleans) – “Michael E. Jackson was a Marine lieutenant in Vietnam who called in artillery strikes on his coordinates to save his company from being overrun. He returned home, went to law school, and…

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August 10, 2017

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards to Address Delegates At Vietnam Veterans of America’s National Convention

(New Orleans, LA)--Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards will welcome delegates and guests to New Orleans at Vietnam Veterans of America’s 18th biennial National Convention in New Orleans. The Governor will speak at the Convention’s General…

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August 2, 2017

Congress Sends Forever GI Bill to President’s Desk

(Washington, DC) --"The passage of the Forever GI Bill shows just how much can be accomplished when military and veterans organizations join forces," said John Rowan, National President of Vietnam Veterans of America. "We were…

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July 31, 2017

VVA Lawsuit Challenges DoD’s Leaking of Personal Information Belonging to Active Duty and Veterans

(Washington, DC) – Vietnam Veterans of America filed a federal lawsuit today, in order to end the Department of Defense’s systematic violation of veterans’ and service members’ privacy rights. DoD operates a website that reveals…

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July 31, 2017

Vietnam Medic Jim McCloughan Presented with Medal of Honor

(Washington, DC) -- “Forty-eight years after former Spec/5 Jim McCloughan risked his life nine times to rescue, treat, and defend wounded and disoriented comrades, the former Army medic today is to receive the Medal of…

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July 20, 2017

VVA Applauds Rep. Thompson for Introducing H.R. 3327, the Jack Alderson Toxic Exposure Declassification Act

(Washington, D.C.) – “We applaud Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA-5th) for introducing H.R. 3327, the Jack Alderson Toxic Exposure Declassification Act. Thompson’s stand-alone bill would require the Department of Defense to declassify documents related to any…

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