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Chapter 299 Names Scholarship Winners

September 9, 2019

Vietnam Veterans of America Quad Cities Chapter 299 in Moline, Ill., named the recipients of its scholarship program last month. They are: Arron Kristof (Black Hawk College), Micah Douglas (Black Hawk College), and William A. Schultz (St. Ambrose University).…

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Wall

Chapter 236 Leads Wall That Heals Ceremony

July 26, 2019

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 236 of Janesville, Wis., led a ceremony in West Dundee, Ill., introducing The Wall That Heals for viewing on Independence Day. The mobile, three-quarter-sized replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial attracted hundreds of…

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Chapter 299 Members Observe Veterans Day

November 23, 2018

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 299 member Dennis Johnson concluded a Veterans Day ceremony held at the Rock Island (Ill.) Arsenal National Cemetery on Nov. 11. Fellow VVA member Jim Bell opened the ceremony with…

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Chapter 311 Hosts Traveling Wall

September 18, 2017

Chapter 311 is a sponsor of The Wall That Heals that will be touring Des Plaines, IL in late September.  (more…)

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Quilt

Chapter 242 Member Presents Quilt to WWII Vet

July 25, 2017

Roger McGill, a member of Jefferson Park Chapter 242 in Chicago, IL presented a quilt to World War II veteran Eugene Polejewski, 93, at the Smith Village retirement community on April 11.  (more…)

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Chapter 693

Chapter 693 Takes VA Patients to Hockey Game

June 16, 2017

Members of Geneva, IL, Chapter 693 recently took a group of veterans from the Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital to a Chicago Steel Hockey Game in Geneva.  (more…)

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Chapter 269

Chapter 269 Helps Another Generation of Veterans

April 14, 2017

On a warm and sunny February 1, twenty-four members of Clinton County, IL, Chapter 269 spent the day building a wheelchair ramp for disabled Korean War veteran Louis Radake and his disabled son, Mike, in…

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Christmas Cards

Community Service During Chapter 242’s Christmas Party

March 13, 2017

Jefferson Park Chapter 242 celebrated the holidays with their annual Christmas Party, but they also served the community of Hines, IL. During the party, chapter members stuffed 100 Christmas cards with gift certificates for patients at…

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Honor Guard

Colors for the Cardinals

December 21, 2016

The Quad Cities Chapter 299 Honor Guard, augmented by Mississippi Valley Chapter 669 in Moline, IL , and the Mexican American Veterans Association, presented the nation’s colors August 27 at the St. Louis Cardinals home…

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Career Fair

Chapter 269 Veterans Honored by DAR

December 13, 2016

Clinton County Chapter 269 veterans were recognized for their service by the Looking Glass Prairie Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) in O’Fallon, IL . The Mayor of Aviston, Dale Haukap, was…

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