POW/MIA

Chapter 135

Chapter 135 Remembers Fallen Heroes

November 7, 2017

Youngstown Chapter 135 held their annual Laying of the Roses ceremony in Youngstown, OH.  (more…)

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Chapter 377 Lights Watch Fire for POW/MIAs

September 26, 2017

Chapter 377 held a recent watch fire at a lake in Myers Park of Lansing, NY for the service men and women who are missing in action or prisoners of war.  (more…)

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Korea-Vietnam Memorial in Texarkana, TX

Chapter 278 Honors All 85,900 POW/MIAs

September 13, 2017

In early September, Texarkana Area Chapter 278 held a 2-day POW/MIA vigil at the Korea-Vietnam Memorial in Texarkana, TX honoring all of America’s 85,900 unaccounted for military service members.  (more…)

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Michigan Vietnam POW/MIA Memorial

Chapter 154 Prepares POW/MIA Vigil

September 13, 2017

Chapter 154’s honor guard will stand watch for a 24-hour vigil at the POW/MIA memorial at Resurrection Cemetery in Clinton Township, MI.  (more…)

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Fallen Soldier Battle Cross

Search for Casualties

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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POW/MIA flag

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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Ch 377 POWMIA Watchfire

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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