Articles Related to Vietnam Veterans of America

Leadership Conference Wreath Laying

39th Anniversary of VVA

February 28, 2017

On March 1, 1978, the founding of the Council of Vietnam Veterans was established to make a priority of legislative issues affecting veterans of the Vietnam War. The veterans knew that they needed the support…

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Remembering the First Release of POWs

February 16, 2017

February 12th marked the 44th anniversary of the first release of American Prisoners of War, POWs, in Vietnam. Vietnam Veterans of America continues to be instrumental in recognizing the issues surrounding POW/MIAs and in identifying…

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July 7, 2016

“The Big 6” United Behind Veterans First Act

(Washington, D.C.)-- The Veterans Service Organizations who are most often called before Congress for testimony on the state of Veterans Affairs, known in D.C. as "The Big 6, " are joining together to call on…

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Women in Vietnam War

Women Veterans Committee Update May/June 2016

May 31, 2016

During the Women Veterans Committee meeting, Dr. Kathryn Magruder presented results from the VA National Retrospective Health Study for Vietnam Women Veterans. More than five thousand women who served in Vietnam, other places in Southeast…

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Chapter 351 Holds Weekly Breakfasts to Foster Camaraderie

May 11, 2016

Chapter 351 in Appleton is once again holding Saturday morning breakfast gatherings for local veterans at Angel’s Restaurant. Since beginning the gatherings in 2013, the chapter has had veterans from World War II, Korea, Vietnam,…

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The presentations covered somber issues such as coping with death while alone, to less serious issues such as their sometimes-embarrassing nicknames. (L-r) Joe Peck, Fred Elliot, Ron Trovato and Kenny Allocco. Provided photo

Chapter 20 Vets Welcomed Home by High School Students

May 2, 2016

The veterans from Chapter 20 in Rochester, NY have been volunteering their stories with the juniors of Churchville-Chili High School for seven years. It is an on-going tradition that was begun upon the invitation of…

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Photo by Tammie Gercken

New Local Chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America Receives Charter

April 25, 2016

Chapter 1116 of the Vietnam Veterans of America officially came into existence Monday evening. Serving Burke County and the surrounding area, the chapter held a special chartering ceremony at Timberwoods restaurant to commemorate the occasion,…

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President of the Martinsburg Chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America, Mossie Wright, is pleased with the accomplishments of the local group in the four years since inception. Here, he displays a special medal used to honor veterans and others who’ve helped move the organization forward.

Agent Orange Town Hall Meeting Planned by Martinsburg Chapter

April 25, 2016

The Martinsburg Chapter 1074  of the Vietnam Veterans of America is four years old, and has accomplished a lot since its local inception - especially when it comes to helping veterans navigate the system in…

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Chapter 1062 Members Serve Fellow Veterans

April 6, 2016

Doug Sabo and Bruce Ellis of Chapter 1062 of Lincoln County have found a way to serve fellow retired veterans. Sabo and Ellis have chosen to embody the VVA motto, “Never again will one generation…

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Chapter 1048 Helps Florida Classroom Understand the Vietnam War

April 5, 2016

Seven members of the Daytona Beach Chapter 1048 helped teacher Chase Tramont tell the story of sacrifice made by nearly 58, 000 Americans in the Vietnam War. At Spruce Creek High School in Port Orange,…

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