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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 estimate 30 percent of Vietnam veterans to suffer from post-traumatic stress…

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Chapter 803 Seeks Wreaths Across America Donations

August 16, 2019

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 803 has joined five other organizations in seeking to decorate every veteran's grave Woodlawn National Cemetery in Elmira, N.Y., with wreaths at Christmastime. Local Wreaths Across America organizers have fallen…

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Chapter 82 Member Johnson Honored

August 5, 2019

Carl Johnson, former president and member of Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 82, was honored with a Veterans Medal last month by West Hempstead (N.Y.) Town Supervisor Laura Gillen. Johnson has been active in veterans causes,…

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Chapter 421 Honors Staten Island’s Fallen

July 13, 2019

Vietnam Veterans of America Thomas J. Tori Chapter 421 led a memorial event in June that drew hundreds of area residents to West Brighton, N.Y.'s Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park. The event paid respects to 85…

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Chapter 944 Holds Annual Patriot Run

July 10, 2019

Vietnam Veterans of America Utica Chapter 944 held its eighth annual Patriot 10K/5K Run/Walk June 8 in Rome, N.Y. Honoring a different service member every year, this year's event was held in memory of Army Cpl.…

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Chapter 944 Holds Patriot Run

July 6, 2019

Vietnam Veterans of America Utica Chapter 944 held its eigth annual Patriot Run/Walk on June 8 at Griffiss Business Park in Utica, N.Y. This year’s event was held in memory of Army Cpl. John P. Sigsbee of…

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Chapter 32 Joins Queens Memorial Day Vigil

June 11, 2019

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 32 participated in an annual Memorial Day vigil for fallen soldiers in Maspeth Memorial Park in Queens, N.Y. The chapter provided an Honor Guard for the ceremony, which has now…

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Chapter 704 Raises Funds for Memorial

May 22, 2019

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 704 is raising funds to build a memorial to Cayuga County (N.Y.) residents who served in Southeast Asia, Memorial Committee President Nick Valenti recently told the Finger Lakes Daily News. Honoring…

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Chapter 103 to Retire New York’s Worn Flags at Watchfire

May 19, 2019

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 103 will assist New Yorkers in disposing of worn and tattered American flags at a Memorial Day Watchfire event to be held Sunday, May 26 at the New York State Fairgrounds…

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Chapter 32 Raises Flag for Vietnam Veterans Day

April 19, 2019

Members of Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 32 gathered in Ozone Park, N.Y., alongside elected officials, law enforcement officers and members of the public last month to raise a flag in honor of National Vietnam…

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