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Former Chapter 77 President Speaks Out About PTSD

August 22, 2019

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 77's Patrick Welch recently spoke to Buffalo, N.Y.'s Spectrum News about mental health and PTSD. He is among the estimated 30 percent of Vietnam veterans to suffer from post-traumatic stress…

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Chapter 1062 Meets With U.S. Rep. Small

March 6, 2019

Advocates from Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1062 recently met with Xochitl Torres Small, New Mexico's newly-elected representative from the 2nd Congressional District, in Ruidoso last week to discuss the needs of the more than 2,300 area veterans.…

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Chapter 1062 Advocates for Improved Veterans Services

February 6, 2019

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1062 plans to appear at a meeting of the Ruidoso (N.M) Village Council on Feb. 12 to call attention to the area's lack of services, attention and appreciation directed to veterans.…

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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 391 Celebrates 30 Years

September 13, 2018

VVA Chapter 391 in Sonora, Calif., celebrated its 30th anniversary this week. Veteran Frank Smart saw the need for a local chapter of the Vietnam Veterans Association in Tuolumne County, and requested information. The paperwork…

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Phillips, Loving Join Florida’s Veterans Hall of Fame

September 8, 2018

VVA life members Rod Phillips of New Smyrna Beach and Francis “Len” Loving of Jacksonville were among the 20 veterans inducted on Nov. 27, 2017, in a ceremony at the Governor’s Mansion. Phillips served in…

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