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Four Decades Later: Vietnam Veterans and PTSD
On March 25, 1973, the role of overt American intervention in the Republic of Vietnam ended. On May 7, 1975, President Gerald R. Ford proclaimed the end of the “Vietnam era.” Nearly a decade later, Congress asked the VA Administrator to conduct “a comprehensive study of the prevalence and incidence in the population of Vietnam veterans of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other psychological problems in readjusting to civilian life.” That study, funded by the VA and based on independent peer review, became known as the National Vietnam Veterans Readjustment Study (NVVRS). Its findings became the empirical basis for many…
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Chapter 157
Chapter 157 Helps Rename Street for MIA Service Member
The Thomas A. Mangino Chapter 157 spearheaded efforts to have a portion of Main Street…

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Chapter 290 Lures
Chapter 290 Lures Agent Orange Research
Chapter 290 is selling special fishing lures to raise funds for Agent Orange research. (more…)

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VVAVet Medical Advances
Medical Advances from the Vietnam War
Injured veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars can give credit to the medical personnel…

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Chapter 290
Chapter 290 Funds Agent Orange Awareness Program
Central Minnesota Chapter 290 in St. Cloud, MN hosted a new fundraising event in January…

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Toxic Exposure Research Act P.L. 114-315
On December 16, 2016, the President signed into law H.R. 6416, the Jeff Miller/Richard Blumenthal…

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Chapter 1071 Honors Ashes of Abandoned Veterans
Chapter 1071 Honors Ashes of Abandoned Veterans
Since October 2015, Chapter 1071 of Lakewood, CO has been in the process of analyzing, identifying…

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