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POW/MIA Committee Update May/June 2016

May 31, 2016

There remain 1, 621 missing from the Vietnam War. Since 1975, 962 men have been accounted for. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) recently accounted for Sgt. 1st Class Alan L. Boyer, Special Forces, listed…

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Minority Affairs Committee Update May/June 2016

May 31, 2016

The Minority Affairs Committee has established its goals for the new fiscal year. Despite our meager budget, we will try to extend our efforts across the country using the talents of our committee members in…

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VVA Chapter 1066 recently donated a check toward the erection of a Missing Man monument at Eastern Kentucky University. From left: William Davis, chapter treasurer; Don Gibbs, secretary; Brian Cole, EKU's Director of Military and Veterans Affairs; Emerson McAfee, chapter president; and James Young.

Veteran Monument Gets an Assist from Chapter 1066

May 11, 2016

Chapter 1066 in Big Hill, KY presented Eastern Kentucky University a check in support of a “Missing Man” monument on its veterans memorial. The bronze monument will be revealed on Veterans’ Day.  It will feature…

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Volunteers who give out food from the pantry to veterans and service members are: Jack Schneider, John Bommarito, Jerry Vavro, Carl Darling, Mike Collins, John Talarico and Rick Link. Photo submitted by Brian Bobek

Chapter 154 Aids in Stamping Out Macomb Hunger

May 11, 2016

Letter carriers in Macomb, MI  will be collecting food to benefit veterans and service members and their families. The Letter Carriers Food Drive for the Macomb Community Action food program will support Mt. Clemens Chapter…

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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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Dan Gannon stands near the Iowa Vietnam War Monument where he helped place a plaque honoring soldiers who returned from war but died as a result of their service. Michael Zamora/The Register

Agent Orange Symposium and Veterans Memorial Honors the Forgotten

April 28, 2016

Dan Gannon, a Vietnam veteran who has triumphed in the battlefields of PTSD, is now fighting to bring honor to Iowa soldiers who have died from injuries and illnesses related to their service.  Veterans who…

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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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