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May 12, 2017

If you were present at these engagements, you may be able to provide details that will locate enemy casualties. Contact the Veterans Initiative at vi@vva.org All information is confidential. * On February 22, 1969, enemy…

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Chapter 157

Chapter 157 Helps Rename Street for MIA Service Member

April 25, 2017

The Thomas A. Mangino Chapter 157 spearheaded efforts to have a portion of Main Street in Alliance, OH to be renamed Thomas A. Mangino Memorial Parkway, after the local MIA Vietnam veteran. The date of…

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Chapter 1071 Honors Ashes of Abandoned Veterans

Chapter 1071 Honors Ashes of Abandoned Veterans

March 28, 2017

Since October 2015, Chapter 1071 of Lakewood, CO has been in the process of analyzing, identifying and honoring the cremated remains of over 100 veterans from World War II, the Korea War, and the Vietnam War,…

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Remembering the First Release of POWs

February 16, 2017

February 12th marked the 44th anniversary of the first release of American Prisoners of War, POWs, in Vietnam. Vietnam Veterans of America continues to be instrumental in recognizing the issues surrounding POW/MIAs and in identifying…

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Chapter 827 Pauses to Remember POW/MIAs

December 28, 2016

Members of Herkimer, NY , Chapter 827 took part in a POW/MIA Recognition ceremony in Myers Park, in which chapter members David Teall and Edward Przydatek took turns with other veterans reading the names of…

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Chapter 377 Held 26th Annual POW/MIA Watch Fire

December 2, 2016

Under a full moon, Finger Lakes (NY) Chapter 377 held its 26th Watch Fire on the beach of Myers Point Park in Lansing. The fire was dedicated to Marine Corps Pvt. Frank Penna from Canastota, N.Y.,…

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POW/MIA Parkway to Open in Delaware

November 2, 2016

In 2017, a new 3 mile roadway in Dover, DE will be named “POW-MIA Parkway.” It is estimated that by 2035, approximately 20, 000 daily motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists traveling through southern and western Dover…

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Empty Chair Highlights Chapter 421’s POW/MIA Ceremony

September 30, 2016

Chapter 421 recently held its annual POW/MIA recognition ceremony in honor of all prisoners of war and those missing in action at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park in Staten Island, NY . The ceremony featured…

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Chapter 910 Pauses to Remember the POW/MIA

September 27, 2016

Chapter 910 and Corpus Christi Mayor's Committee for Veterans Affairs held a recent POW-MIA Day Ceremony in Sherrill Park in Corpus Christi, TX . The guest speaker was Gilbert Garcia, the brother of Army Staff…

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Somber POW/MIA Service with Chapter 1052

September 27, 2016

For the past five years on POW/MIA Recognition day, Chapter 1052 , of Independence, LA has held a special memorial service. The occasion brings together a variety of veterans who served in various wars, as…

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