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Chapter 1046 Participates in Beach Parade

May 15, 2019

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1046 participated in Jacksonville Beach, Fla.'s annual Beach Parade on April 28. Now in its 73rd year, the Beach Parade celebrates the opening of the area's beaches; hundreds of people lined…

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Chapter 96 Visits Local Veterans’ Graves

May 10, 2019

On April 14, Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 96 in Tallahassee, Fla., visited the graves of four are soldiers who died in Vietnam: Willie Brown, Joseph Harris, Johnnie Stephens and Marvin Zion Brock in Bainbridge, Georgia. "The first one…

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Chapter 195’s Pawliclki Is Lightning Community Hero

February 11, 2019

The Tampa Bay Lightning NHL franchise recently honored Raymond Pawliclki, member of Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) Chapter 195 in Dade County, Fla., as a Lightning Community Hero. Pawliclki received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning…

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Business Donates to Chapter 1088

January 2, 2019

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1088 in Yulee, Fla., recently received $500 from local realtor Palm III Realty Inc. As part of a program launched in 2013, agents made a $25 donation for each house they sold during…

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Chapter 1048’s Rosa, Rose Join Fla. Hall of Fame

December 28, 2018

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1048 members Joe Rosa and David Rose were inducted into the Florida Veterans Hall of Fame on Dec. 4, 2018. The Veterans Hall of Fame recognizes military veterans who have made significant…

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Chapter 1059’s Newman Joins Fla. Veterans Hall of Fame

December 5, 2018

Gary Newman, a past president of the Vietnam Veterans of America William G. Byrns Chapter 1059 in Clay County, Florida, was inducted into the Florida Veterans’ Hall of Fame on Dec. 4 at the State Capitol in…

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Six VVA Chapters Assist in Florida Hurricane Relief

November 5, 2018

Florida Vietnam Veterans of America chapters recently joined to provide relief to the Florida Panhandle, which was struck by Hurricane Michael in October. Big Bend Chapter 96 in Tallahassee received a 15-foot box truck full of…

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Chapter 96 Helps Hurricane Victims

October 26, 2018

Vietnam Veterans of America Big Bend Chapter 96 in Tallahassee, Fla., recently assisted veterans who have service-connected disabilities or claims and live in counties affected by Hurricane Michael access increases in benefits or expedited reviews of contested…

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Chapter 1048 Joins Search for Veterans’ Remains

October 13, 2018

Four members of Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1048 in Daytona Beach, Fla., are participating in the national Missing in America Project, which aims to locate, identify and inter the unclaimed cremated remains of U.S.…

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Chapter 566 Member Throws out First Pitch

September 26, 2018

VVA Michael F. Bradley Chapter 566 member Joe Lusardi threw out the ceremonial first pitch at a New York Mets spring training home game at First Data Field in Port St. Lucie in March. A…

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