Veterans Incarcerated

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Chapter 689’s Year in Review

February 15, 2017

Incarcerated Chapter 689 at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola had a productive year in 2016. Among other things, the chapter donated some $28,000 to local charities, including a hospice, churches, and a disaster relief…

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Chapter 1065 Participates in Charity Relay

February 6, 2017

Chapter 1065 recently participated in a community service activity, 'Relay for Life: Fighting Cancer from Within' at the Correctional Training Facility in Soledad, CA . Members of the chapter presented the colors resulting in an…

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Chapter 195 Donates Walk-A-Thon Proceeds to Widows and Elementary Schools

November 28, 2016

Pathfinders Chapter 195 held a Walk-A-Thon in Zephyrhills, FL and raised over $1400 from pledges. Chapter 195, an incarcerated Vietnam Veterans of America chapter, is located in the Zephyrhills Correctional Institution (ZCI). Mrs. Maynor, the…

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Chapter 657 Makes Blankets for Vet Patients

October 14, 2016

Members of Chapter 657 at the Parnall Correctional Facility in Jackson, MI , joined other inmates to make 78 lap blankets that were donated to the Ann Arbor VA Medical Center for wheelchair-bound veteran patients. Humanity…

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Chapter 11 Aids in Creating Jail Dorm for Veterans

September 22, 2016

For 18 years members of Suffolk County Chapter 11 have visited inmates of the Suffolk County Correctional Facility in Yaphank, NY . Their interactions prompted them to create Veterans Re-entry Program. One part of the…

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Long Island Veterans Mentor Incarcerated Veterans

August 31, 2016

A Long Island, NY chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 11 , is working with the Suffolk County Courts to help veterans on the wrong side of the law readjust to civilian life…

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Giving His Time, Talent and Self: VVA’s Lloyd Gray Taylor

February 3, 2016

BY JAKE SCHUESSLER “He’s a teacher, you know?” That was how Lloyd Gray Taylor’s wife, Linda, answered when I called to speak to him. I should’ve known better than to call before 3 p.m. on…

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Chapter 732 Helps the Homeless

November 6, 2015

Members of Chapter 89 in Lima gathered outside the Fraternal Order of Eagles parking lot on Robb Avenue for a mission: helping the area homeless by providing sleeping bags. Their job was to unroll the…

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Chapter 1065 Raise Money for Local Veterans Charities

November 6, 2015

Incarcerated Chapter 1065 at the Soledad, California, Correctional Facility (more…)

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Chapter 195 Becomes Partner in DoD’s Vietnam War Commemoration

November 6, 2015

Zephyrhills, Florida, Correctional Institution Pathfinders Chapter 195 recently became the first incarcerated veterans organization (more…)

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