Press Releases

July 17, 2015

Vietnam Veterans of America 17th National Convention Opening Event: Wreath Laying at the Old State Capital in Springfield

(Washington, D.C.)--The first formal event of Vietnam Veterans of America’s biennial 17th National Convention in Springfield, Illinois, will take place on Tuesday afternoon, July 21, at 2:30 p.m., when VVA’s national officers join with the…

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July 13, 2015

Renowned Surgeon Dr. Timothy Miller to be Honored at Vietnam Veterans of America’s 17th National Convention

(Washington, D.C.)––Dr. Timothy Miller, one of the nation’s most renowned plastic and reconstructive surgeons, will receive the Vietnam Veterans of America Excellence in the Sciences Award on Saturday night, July 25, at VVA’s 17th biennial…

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July 7, 2015

Former POW William Robinson to Deliver Keynote Speech At Vietnam Veterans of America’s 17th National Convention

(Washington, D.C.)–– William A. Robinson, who spent more than seven-and-a-half years as a Vietnam War prisoner of war, will give the Keynote Speech to close out the Opening Ceremonies at Vietnam Veterans of America’s 17th…

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July 1, 2015

VVA, Veterans Victorious in Lawsuit Over Military’s Chemical Testing Program

(Washington, D.C.)–– “Six and a half years ago, in an unprecedented legal action, Vietnam Veterans of America, along with San Francisco-based veterans organization Swords to Plowshares, joined with half a dozen veterans who ‘volunteered’ to…

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July 1, 2015

Walter Anderson to Be Honored At Vietnam Veterans of America’s 17th National Convention

(Washington, D.C.) Walter Anderson, the journalist, editor, playwright, and author, best known as the former editor in chief of Parade magazine, will receive the Vietnam Veterans of America Excellence in the Arts Award at VVA's…

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June 30, 2015

Vietnam Veterans of America and Campaign Endorsements

(Washington, D.C.)––Vietnam Veterans of America National President John Rowan noted today that VVA cannot make any endorsements of political candidates for any elected office. “VVA's Constitution and our not-for-profit tax status strictly prohibit the national…

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June 24, 2015

Painkiller Safety Act to Help Control Over-prescription of Opioids to Veterans

Marine Corps veteran Jason Simcakoski died as a result of mixed drug toxicity at the Tomah (Wisconsin)Veterans Affairs Medical Center, a place known as ‘Candyland’ to many of the veterans who are patients there, due…

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June 18, 2015

VVA Applauds VA Secretary McDonald’s Decision to Allow for Benefits for Air Force Personnel Exposed to Agent Orange-contaminated C-123 Aircraft

Vietnam Veterans of America applauds VA Secretary Bob McDonald for doing the right thing for C-123 crew members who were exposed to Agent Orange, ” said John Rowan, VVA National President. The VA’s regulation governing…

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June 1, 2015

Duery Felton to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award At Vietnam Veterans of America’s 17th National Convention in Springfield, Illinois

Duery Felton, who recently retired from the National Park Service, will receive the Vietnam Veterans of America Lifetime Achievement Award for Public Service at VVA’s 17th biennial National Convention, on Saturday night, July 25, at…

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May 7, 2015

Vietnam Veterans of America to Hold 17th National Convention in Springfield, Illinois

Vietnam Veterans of America will hold its 17th biennial National Convention July 21-25, 2015, at the President Abraham Lincoln Hotel in Springfield, Illinois. Some eight-hundred delegates from VVA chapters across the country are expected to…

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