Vietnam veterans

Chapter 432’s Covarrubias Honored

September 21, 2018

Among the five honorees at the recent 9th Annual Arizona Higher Education Awards was James L. "Jim" Covarrubias, a VVA life member and vice president of Chapter 432 in Phoenix. Held by the Pete C. Garcia VICTORIA…

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Chapter 961 Member Takes to the Road

September 20, 2018

Raymond Black, a Vietnam veteran and member of VVA Chapter 961 in St. George, Utah, left his home under police escort May 14, starting a 1,000-mile journey aboard his trusty mobility scooter to raise funds…

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Chapter 1102 Grows Fast With Outreach

September 11, 2018

Chapter 1102 in Story County, Iowa, has grown from 25 to about 70 members in its first three years, building its community awareness and support every year with continuous outreach activities. The chapter launched with an…

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Chapter 227 Donates Back-to-School Gift Cards

September 6, 2018

VVA Chapter 227, the Dean K. Phillips Memorial Chapter of Northern Virginia in Arlington, recently donated 60 gift cards to children of veterans in the Veterans Administration Supportive Housing (VASH) program. Each worth $75, the…

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Chapter 780 Welcomes Medal of Honor Recipient

September 5, 2018

On Aug. 13, 2018, VVA Chapter 780 in Charleston, S.C., hosted Medal of Honor recipient Marine Maj. Gen. (Ret.) James E. Livingston, who gave a presentation on the Vietnam War Battle of Dai Do, where…

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Premiere of New Doc on Maryland Vietnam Veterans Today

March 23, 2016

  Montgomery College in suburban Washington, D.C., will host the first screening of “Honor & Gratitude: Chronicles of Montgomery County Vietnam Veterans, ” a seventy-minute documentary that features seven Montgomery County residents at 2:00 p.m. today,…

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March 23 Library of Congress Webinar on Women Veterans

March 18, 2016

In honor of Women's History Month, the Library of Congress's Digital Reference Section will hold a one-hour web discussion (a Webinar) on Wednesday, March 23 , starting at 2:00 p.m. Eastern time, focusing on the women…

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Author Query: Looking for Marines Photographed by David Douglas Duncan

March 2, 2016

Chaplain Richard Black at Con Thien, September 1967 Franck Leclerc, a French newspaper reporter, is working on a book on the work of the great war photographer David Douglas Duncan, a Marine who served in…

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Eating With Veterans by Michael Lund

August 31, 2015

Michael Lund served in the U. S. Army as a correspondent in Vietnam, 1970-71. He is the author of a memoir,  Route 66 to Vietnam: A Draftee’s Story,   and a book of short stories,…

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Windfalling by Paul J. Nyerick

August 18, 2015

Paul Nyerick served in Vietnam as a Marine Corps forward observer. He began writing poetry with his multiple sclerosis support group. Windfalling (Outskirts Press, 302 pp., $17.95, paper; $2.99, Kindle) is an action adventure novel…

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