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Chapter 1131 Dedicates New Memorial

October 18, 2019

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1131 observed National POW/MIA Recognition Day on Sept. 20 by unveiling a new memorial in honor of the Vietnam veterans of Louisiana at the Alexandria VA Medical Center. Dozens of veterans gathered…

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Chapter 1138 Chartered in Louisiana

March 19, 2019

The Vietnam Veterans Association of America issued a charter to the new Beauregard Vernon Memorial Chapter 1138 in DeRidder, La., on March 7. Terry Courville, president of VVA's Louisiana State Council, announced the issuance of the charter and chapter…

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Chapter 1001 Participates in Pearl Harbor Day

December 10, 2018

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1001 in New Iberia, La., helped commemorate Pearl Harbor Day on Dec. 7 at the Steamboat Warehouse Pavilion. Former New Iberia Councilman David Merrill, a U.S. Navy veteran, emceed the…

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Chapter 1098 Dedicates POW/MIA Plaque

October 4, 2018

Vietnam Veterans of America's Chapter 1098 held an afternoon of remembrance in September, dedicating a POW/MIA plaque at the Lake Charles, La., Veterans Park. “We will never forget those who remain unaccounted for and continue to try to…

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Chapter 689 Veteran Freed From Prison Post

September 4, 2018

Tommy Joyner has given up his post as president of VVA Chapter 689 inside the Louisiana State Penitentiary, having been freed from prison after serving more than 30 years for murder. Joyner served in Vietnam…

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Chapter 488 Celebrates Welcome Home Day

April 13, 2017

Chapter 488 participated in a ‘Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day’ celebration in March at the USS KIDD Veterans Museum and on the Riverfront Levee Green in Baton Rouge, LA . In addition to acquiring and…

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Chapter 689’s Year in Review

February 15, 2017

Incarcerated Chapter 689 at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola had a productive year in 2016. Among other things, the chapter donated some $28,000 to local charities, including a hospice, churches, and a disaster relief…

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Somber POW/MIA Service with Chapter 1052

September 27, 2016

For the past five years on POW/MIA Recognition day, Chapter 1052 , of Independence, LA has held a special memorial service. The occasion brings together a variety of veterans who served in various wars, as…

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The Louisiana National Guard 3rd Battalion of the 156th infantry (Source: KPLC)

A ‘watermelon welcome’ for our armed forces

August 4, 2016

Source: KPLC Men and women from the Louisiana National Guard got a special surprise today when returning from training at Camp Beauregard, an army installation north of Pineville. The Louisiana National Guard 3rd Battalion of…

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Veteran Charles Russell receives flags, pole as birthday present

Chapter 1052 Donates Birthday Gift of Flag and Flag Pole

June 2, 2016

Vietnam veteran Charles Russell of Amite will celebrate his 79th birthday Saturday on his back porch watching the American flag wave in the wind. Russell served in the U.S. Marine Corps for 10 years during…

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