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February 12, 2016

Toxic Exposure Research Legislation Is Needed for Veterans of every Generation

(Wash., D.C.)– On February 10, Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald told Members of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs that no legislation on Agent Orange or Toxic exposures is needed. This statement by…

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The Wall

Replicas Rise in California, Utah, and New Jersey

February 3, 2016

BY JAKE SCHUESSLER The 241-foot wall at the Dinuba Memorial Building in Central California, an exact replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., displays the names of more than 58,000 men and women…

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Fresno Chapter 933 Does Community Service

February 2, 2016

Fresno, California, Chapter 933 continues its regularly scheduled voluntary clean-up detail at the Lakeside Shelter in Fresno’s Woodward Park. Lakeside is one of six large shelters in the 300-acre city park, each of which has…

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Missouri Chapters Donate to POW-MIA Museum

February 2, 2016

Members of three St. Louis Metro VVA Chapters--Charles County, Missouri, Chapter 584; North St. Louis County Chapter 794; and South St. Louis County Chapter 1028--have donated memorial bricks to help fund the renovation of the…

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South Bay Chapter 53 Makes Donations

February 2, 2016

Chapter 53 in South Bay approved $500 in donations last July to South Bay Vets Employment Committee, US Vets Long Beach, Easter Seals Dixon Center, Gary Sinise Foundation and City of Hermosa Beach Veterans Memorial…

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Greater Hartford Chapter 120 Members Visit School

February 2, 2016

Greater Hartford, Connecticut, Chapter 120 member Bob Venti recently spoke to students at Achievement First Hartford High School, a college prep public charter school, about his Vietnam War experiences. The school visit included speaking to…

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Mooresville NC

Newly Formed Chapter 1107

February 1, 2016

Welcome home to newly formed Chapter 1107 in Mooresville, North Carolina. Joe Sparacio, the founding president, led the effort to form the chapter. Sparacio had been part of a weekly veterans’ gathering at Richard’s Coffee…

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VVA Chapter 32

Family Day Barbecue picnic

February 1, 2016

On the last weekend in August, Queens, New York, Chapter 32 hosted its twentieth annual Family Day Barbecue Picnic for the residents of the New York State Veterans Nursing Home and the St. Albans Domiciliary and…

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“Children of the April Rain” Play in D.C. Nov. 10

October 7, 2015

Vietnam Babylift, the nonprofit dedicated to honoring Operation Babylift- the massive evacuation of children from South Vietnam in the waning days of the Vietnam War in April 1975- is sponsoring a staged reading of the…

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William Conrad Gibbons, 1926-2015

July 9, 2015

William Conrad Gibbons, one of the most respected historians of the Vietnam War, died July 4. He was 88 years old. Bill Gibbons was the author of the monumental work, The U.S. Government and the…

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