Veterans Incarcerated and in the Justice System

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Chapter 391 Celebrates 30 Years

VVA Chapter 391 in Sonora, Calif., celebrated its 30th anniversary this week. Veteran Frank Smart saw the need for a local chapter of the Vietnam Veterans Association in Tuolumne County, and requested information. The paperwork was processed, and the chapter was officially chartered on Sept. 12, 1988. Over the ensuing…

Chapter 689 Veteran Freed From Prison Post

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 killing a drug dealer in self-defense. Joyner served in Vietnam in the Studies and Observations Group, Special Operations Augmentation, Command…

Veterans Incarcerated & in the Justice System May/June 2018

BY DOMINICK YEZZO, CHAIR Gabriel sang a song for us. Gabriel is not an angel. He is a veteran incarcerated at the newly created Veterans Dormitory at Rikers Island in New York City. No one asked Gabriel to sing, but I expect that he felt comfortable enough in his new…


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Dominick Yezzo

Chair: Veterans Incarcerated and in the Justice System

Contact: dyezzo@vva.org


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