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Chapter 311 Contributes Video Vignettes to Time Capsule

March 19, 2020

More than 50 organizations including Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 311 are working on a multigenerational time capsule to share messages with future generations. Chapter members recorded video vignettes to share their thoughts with future generations.  The Veterans…

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Chapter 669 Benefits From Chili Cookoff

February 21, 2020

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 669 benefited from a chili cookoff held at Christopher D’s bar in Moline, Ill., Jan. 19. Thirteen cooks competed in the third annual event, and guests were asked to provide a…

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Chapter 311 Brings Book to Life for Students

February 10, 2020

Members of Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 311 spoke to students at Oak Forest (Ill.) High School in December to help bring Tim O'Brien's Vietnam War novel, The Things They Carried, to life for students in an…

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Chapter 669 Receives Replacement Shell

December 30, 2019

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 669 received a disabled artillery shell to replace the one it lost following an honor guard ceremony last year. The gift was compliments of former Rock Island (Illinois) Police Lt. Bill…

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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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