VIETNAM VET “GAZETTE”
Issue 97 Together Then ..... Together Now July / August 2010
2nd Wednesday of the Month
3rd Wednesday of Month
At our “New Home”
Be Sure To See
Important Dates to Remember
Upcoming Events— Page 11
August 24th thru 28th
Our VVA 862 Duck Race August 28th 2010
The ANNUAL GREAT DUCK RACE AT HOOKSTOWN FAIR BEING held
on August 28th. This is a large fundraiser for our chapter. Members who
want to sell tickets should contact Bill (DUCKMAN) Laughner We will again
have a booth set up and will need help taking care of it
We will be selling our Duck Race Tickets and handing out
Information on our Chapter and Membership .
Please do your part and Volunteer to help out!!
at 724-843-6828 or email - firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will again have a booth set up and will need help taking care of it
Please do your part and Volunteer to help out!!
“We need your help”.
If you live out of town and would like our Duck Tickets, Let Bill know
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Vietnam Vet Gazette July 2010
Chapter 862 Officers & Committees
COMMITTEES POW / MIA
Executive BoardArea724 Area Codes
(All 724 All Codes) "REMEMBER OUR POW/MIA'S"
L. Skip Haswell - -President -843-6930
Executive Board When one American is not worth the effort to be found,
Mike Mikulich - - 1st V.P.—266-6663
L. Skip Haswell -- -2nd V.P.—891-2089
Jon Neely - - - - -President - 843-6930 We as Americans have lost.
Jon Neely - ---- - -Secretary —775-3027
Lee Corfield - -1st V.P. - -891-2089
PeteMuns - - - ---Treasurer-—643-9169
Bill Petrosky - - -2nd VP - - 643-8999 According to Department of Defense (DOD) figures, as of June 21st,
Lee Corfield - - - - Secretary - - 775-3027
Board of Directors 2010, 1,715Americans are still listed as missing and unaccounted for from the
Larry Googins- - - Treasurer- -- 869-7090
Blaine Allinder——————375-4168 Vietnam War, though over 450 were at sea or over water losses. In South Viet-
Bob Eiler———————— 457-8234 nam there are 835 still missing. In North Vietnam, there are 478. Another 341
Board of Directors
Bill Harlow——————-—378-0984 are missing in Laos and 59 in Cambodia. An additional 7 are missing in the
Bill Hawes - - - - - -3- - - - -- 728-5065
People’s Republic of China territorial waters.
James Allinder - - - - 3 - - - - - -375-4168
John Pavkovich - - - -3- - - - - - 847-0592
NickLaughner - - - - -1 - - - - - -843-6828
Bill Pavkovich——————847-0592 The good news for July is that the author discovered people actually read his
Don Robes - - - - - - 1- - - - - - 728-4334 article. I would like to assure the loyal readers that everything I write, unless
Bill Villella - - - - - - 1- - - - - - 843-7401 otherwise stated, is documented fact. Apparently, last month I offended a few
Rich Kamzelski Delegates- - - - -728-2479
- - - - 2- people, and now, I am going to partially re-produce some of these documents,
Gary Shaffer - - - - -1st 2- - - - 847-9389
JoAnna Williamson - —— - 643-8941 and make the complete documents available to anyone wishing to read them in
Rich Tindell ———————513-0389
Tracey King - - - - - - -2 - - - - - 336-5457 their entirety. E-mail me at HACBGW@COMCAST.NET and I will send
Reuben Fuller ——————-378-4990 them.
Nominating Committee Most of the following material is part of the U.S. Senate record from the 1991
Skip Haswell Denotes -Chairman
* - - - - - - - - - - - - 843-6930
Jon Neely - - - -*- - - - - - - - - - 891-2089
Senate hearings on POW'S, including parts of Colonel Millard Peck's resigna-
Bill Bischak - - - - - - - - - - 774-4198
Bill Laughner - - - - - - - - - - -847-9389-843-6828 tion letter.
Nick Pavkovich - -- -- --------------643-1714
Tony Squadrito 847-0592 Colonel Peck was Chief of the Department of Defense Special Office for POW/
Lon Hogue - Agent - - - - - - - - 846-8857
- - - - Orange MIA'S. Observers described Colonel Peck as a man who had accepted the posi-
Lee Neely- - *- - - - - - - - - - - - -775-3027
Jon Corfield - - - - - - - - - - --891-2089 tion with high motives and a sense of deep dedication. His long career of faith-
Pete Petrosky --------------- -------843-0706
John Helbing - 643-8999 ful service in the U.S. Army included three combat tours in Vietnam, for which
Larry Yannachione------------- ---770-2267
Tony Googins - - - 869-7090 he was awarded numerous medals of gallantry, including the nation's second
Rich Kamzelski - - - - - - - - - -728-2479
Associate Liaison highest award, the Distinguished Service Cross.
PhillipPickering - -- -- * - - - - - - 643-4397
Cheri Morris - - 643-5725 Colonel Peck confirms that a "cover-up" has been in progress. He speaks of a
Dave Tucker -- Denotes- Chairman
• - - - - - - - - - - 774-4074 "mindset to debunk", that is, to discredit witnesses rather than to ascertain the
John Wakeley - - - • - - - - - - -378-6938
- truth of their statements. He says that there was no effort to pursue "live sight-
ings." He stated: "any soldier left in Vietnam, even inadvertently, was, in fact,
Jon Neely- - *- - - - -- -- -*------- 827-2782
James Montgomery - -891-2089
Don Pickering - - - - -Liaison -643-5267
AVVA - - - - - abandoned years ago."
Linda Pavkovich - - * - Affairs -847-0592
Community - - - - -
John Namath - - * - - - - Guards
Color/Honor - - - --847-9296 The following are direct quotes from Colonel Peck's resignation. ".the Director
Ray Litzinger -------------- --------843-7401
Don Villella - - 378-5855 of the National League of Families occupies an interesting and questionable po-
JoAnna Williamson - - -Affairs
Community - - - - 847-9389 sition in the whole process. Although assiduously churning" the account to give
Dan Sinclair - - * - - -& -By-Laws
Constitution - - - - - -846-7475 a tawdry illusion of progress, she is adamantly opposed to any initiative to actu-
Reuben Constitution- &-By-Laws
Fuller - - * - - - - - 378-4990 ally get to the heart of the problem, and, more importantly, interferes in or ac-
William Weiss - - - ---------------643-9169
Bill Muns - - - - * - 827-2460 tively sabotages POW-MIA analyses or investigations. She insists on rewriting
Tony SquadritoNewsletter- - - 643-1714
------- or editing all significant documents produced by the Office, then touted as the
Lee Corfield * Editor* ------- -847-9389
JoAnna Williamson - - - 775-3027
DIA position. She apparently has access to top secret, codeword message traf-
Bill Muns - - * - - - - - - - - - - 643-9169
Finance fic, for which she is supposedly not cleared, and she receives it well ahead of
Bill Bischak - - ---------* - - - - - -869-7090
Larry Googins -- 774-4198 DIA intelligence analysts.
Lon Hogue - - -Legislative- - - 846-8857
BartLaughner -* - - - - - - - - - - -777-2193
Bill Farzati - - - 843-6828 Her influence in "jerking around" everyone and everything involved in the is-
Legislative sue goes far beyond the "war and MIA protester gone straight" scenario. She
GaryPetroskey - - * -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -643-8999
Pete Shaffer - - -* -643-8941 was brought from the "outside", into the center of the imbroglio, and then,
Mike Mikulich - - - - - - - - - - 266-6663
Merchandise cloaked in a mantle of sanctimony, routinely impedes real progress and insidi-
Bill Laughner Membership- - - 843-6828
-----* -- ously "muddles up" the issue. One wonders who she really is and where she
Lee CorfieldMinority - - - - - - 775-3027
- - * - - - Affairs came from." Colonel Peck further states: "I am convinced that the Director of
Bill Harlow - - * - - - - - - - - - - - 378-4990
Reuben Fuller - -378-0984
the National League of Families is much more than meets the eye.
Bill Bischak -Vets -4 - Vets - 774-4198
--- - ---
Rich Tindell - - - - - - - - - - - -- 336-5457
Tracy King - - - - - - - - - - - - - 375-4046 POW News (cont on Page 3)
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VVA 862 POW News (cont from Page 2)
As the principal actor in the grand show, she is in the perfect position to clamor
POW/MIA for "progress", while really intentionally impeding the effort. And there are
Gary Wink - - * - - - - - - - - - - 728-2810 numerous examples of this. Otherwise it is inconceivable that so many bureau-
crats in the "system" would instantaneously do her bidding and humor her every
Jon Neely - - - - * - - - - - - - - - 891-2089
Lon Hogue - - - - * - - - - - - - - 846-8857
Sgt of Arms Last year, I asked my good friend from the National League to comment on
Roy Barlett - - - * - - - - - - - - -378-0272 Colonel Peck's letter. He no longer speaks to me.
Veterans Affairs Two months ago, the following paragraph appeared in this column. I received
Jon Neely - - - - * - - - - - - - - - 891-2089 no comments on this. Now I invite comment, with a quick question. How many
Hospital Committee dog tags did you wear?
Blaine Allinder - - - - - - - - - - - 375-4168
"On that same note, on October 3rd, 2009, remains (10 teeth) found at a heli-
copter crash site from the November, 1965 battle of La Drang Valley that
Bill Wright * - - - - - - - - - -- - -775-0738
Wayne Cumer - - - - - - - - - - - -947-3859 "could not be identified as those of any one soldier" were buried together at Ar-
Joe Mavero - - - - - - - - - - - - - 494-1505 lington National Cemetery. One dog tag was found, that of Army Spec. 5 Don-
ald Grella, and the cases were closed of Specialist Thomas Rice, CWO Jessie
Webmaster Phelps and CWO Kenneth Stancil."
Lee Corfield - - - - - - - - - - - - - 775-3027
Many months ago, I quoted an article written by Sedgewick Tourison, "Let's
Nominating Committee Sell the Bones", documenting that Vietnam was notorious for reproducing dog
tags, and selling bones that were not American, and sometimes, not even
Lon Hogue -*- - - - - -- - - - - - -846-8857 human. This article is also available on line.
Bart Farzati - - - - - - - - - - - - - 777-2193
Gary Myers - - - - - - - - - - - - - 728-8620
This next paragraph is a quote from the Senate Report of the Minority commit-
tee from 1991, and is part of the Senate record. Dr. Michael Charney, Professor
Please Note, Next Edition Emeritus, at the University of Colorado, a prominent physical anthropologist
VIETNAM VET reviewed the identification of thirty sets of remains from North Vietnam and
concluded: "CIL-HI had wrongly identified these remains as those of individ-
GAZETTE ual U.S. Servicemen from the MIA or KIA-BNR lists. In each of these cases,
DEADLINE the physical matter available to CIL-HI forensic examiners was not sufficient to
September 1st, 2010 identify a specific individual by sex, race, height, weight, physical peculiarities,
etc. According to Dr. Charney, the CIL-HI technicians deliberately misidenti-
VVA 862 WEBSITE fied remains as individual U.S. Servicemen off the list of unaccounted for dur-
ing the U.S. war in Southeast Asia. He believes the only conceivable reason for
http://www.vva862.org this demonstrable pattern of misidentification was a desire to clear the lists of
MIA while deceiving the MIA families through the return of so-called identi-
__________________________ fied remains."
Do we have any VVA Musicians? In closing, I would like to add one more thing. I can not prove this, but I have
come across hints and several places that this is true, the latest being from Sid-
If you play an instrument and ney Shaumberg's book, "Beyond the Killing Fields", which I am also going to
haven’t played for awhile, and reproduce and make available to anyone wanting to read the complete text.
would like to get together for
some fun, It is conceivable, before the U.S. normalized relations with Vietnam in
1993, the remaining prisoners held by North Vietnam were executed and the
Please Contact: remains destroyed, with the direct knowledge/suggestion of high ranking U.S.
Chet Kozlowski @
POW Chairmen - Gary Wink
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Minutes from June 16th, 2010 Meeting
Meeting called to order by VP Jon Neely at 7:00 PM with the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag and an open-
ing prayer by Chaplain Don Villella with “ 92 ” in attendance.
Veterans “Sick “ or “In Distress” – Bob “Sgt” Grant, Skip Haswell,
Guests and/or Prospective Members – Jeff Gilchrist home from Iraq, Mike Rutkowski, Robert T Moore
BOD Members Present: 11 Present 0 - Absent 3- Excused
Minutes were accepted as read in recent Newsletter. Lee gave an explanation about the minutes.
Treasurer’s Report: Read by Treasurer Larry Googins to be accepted as read. Pending audit.
Membership - VVA - 467 LIFE - 276 // AVVA - 86 LIFE - 34
Vet Affairs - Pete spoke about Beaver County Vets Expo this coming Saturday at Penn State. 10 AM to 3
PM. Sing up sheet going around if you can help with this event.
Honor Guard - Ray spoke about some upcoming events.
BOD needs motions to accept the following items -
1. Motion made by Nick Pavkovich by 2nd by Steve Martin to reimburse Barb Googins for expenses for the
Spring Banquet. Motion Carried.
2. Motion made by Ray Litzinger 2nd by Bud Temple to pay the reimbursement fee of $75.00 to Jon Neely..
3. Motion made by Ray Litzinger 2nd by Bill Porupsky that we participate in the 4th of July Parade. Motion
Note: We are going to place stickers on the cards that accompany the funeral rose which will include “With
Deepest Sympathy” on them and our Beaver County Post Office address.
4.Motion made by Rich Orsen 2nd by Bud Temple for funds for the VVA Picnic in August up to $1,000 Mo-
5. Motion made by Rich Raich 2nd by Ray Litzinger to go with the Boonie Hats for our Summer Uniform
6. Motion made by John Malack 2nd by Reuben Fuller to have people walk besides the Float in the Midland
Parade. Motion Carried
7. Motion made by Rich Orsen 2nd by Rich Raich to give Pete $50.;00 to spend for candy for the parade.
Relay for Life - Tom Robes spoke about the Relay for Life coming up this weekend.
Support the Troop Rally - Larry Googins spoke about the Support the Troops Rally held this past weekend.
He thanked everyone for coming. Bob Gwin thanked everyone also for all the help.
Duck Race - Bill still has Duck tickets to sell.
4th of July Parade = 6X6 to be used for the Midland 4th of July Parade for those who can’t march in Parade..
Spoke about Rep Jim Marshall looking to rename a section of Rt. 18 Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway.
Legislative - Bart Farzati give his report. Several issues he’s not happy with. He also spoke about the Veter-
ans Court that they are working on setting up here in Beaver County.
AVVA - Linda Pavkovich spoke about getting signatures on a petition for Incorporating the AVVA. She also
spoke about other things they have going on. She spoke about the PA State AVVA Meeting.
Snap Tabs - Blaine Allinder turned in $199.00 worth of tabs.
Pa State Council Meeting - Jon Neely gave a report on what went on. Rich Kamzelski is now the PA VVA
Sgt of Arms. Lee Corfield is now our new PA State VVA Secretary. Larry Googins is now Chairman of Fi-
Minutes (cont on Page 5)
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Minutes (cont from Page 4)
Communications - Read by Secretary Lee Corfield.
New Business - Pete spoke about the VVA Picnic. Need help setting up and cleaning up. Sign up sheet going
around. Sign up to give him a hand with the picnic.
Good of the Chapter - Bill Porupsky spoke about going to the Butler VA. Mardy Sinclair spoke about be-
coming the VFW Ladies Aux President of the Rochester VFW here. Bill Laughner spoke about the eyeglass
box. Lee spoke about possible Pirate Game in August. Summer uniforms are in, getting patches sewn on.
Larry spoke about who some of the people who will be at the Beaver Co Expo this coming Saturday.
` Lee Corfield - VVA 862 Secretary
Update on New VA Agent Orange Claims
This week military writer Tom Philpott reported in his column that VA Secretary Shinseki met with
Senate VA Committee Chairman Daniel Akaka last month and asked him to cancel a hearing on the subject.
Although Akaka agreed, it was with reluctance because the decision will add $13.6 billion to VA compensa-
tion claims in a single year.
According to Philpott, Senators Akaka and Webb are asking Secretary Shinseki for “more details on the conse-
quences of presuming service-connection for ischemic heart disease to any veteran who can show he stepped
foot in Vietnam.”
The cost of the decision has the two Senators worried about the impact it could have on other VA ser-
vices. Webb expressed in a letter sent to Shinseki in early June his concern that the 1991 Agent Orange Act,
under whose authority Shinseki acted, was designed to cover “relatively rare conditions” and that he is afraid
the new ruling has the effect of expanding presumption to common diseases of aging.
A spokesman for Akaka said new hearings on the issue could be rescheduled for late summer or fall.
However, in order for Congress to block the VA’s new regulation, both the House and Senate would have to
pass blocking resolutions, something that most likely will not happen
“A Day to Honor Our
Southwestern PA Vietnam Veterans”
South Park Fairgrounds
Sunday August 22, 2010 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM.
Parade at 11:00 AM
Corrigan Drive & Brownsville Road – South Park, PA 15129
We have already sent in the form to let them know we will be
coming. This could be an event to wear our new uniforms.
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Lee’s Tid Bits
Well, I’ve taken on a few more items. I will now be volunteering at the Cranberry VA Clinic on
Tuesday Mornings and also volunteering at the “Cemetery of the Alleghenies” Military Cemetery. I hope
some day I’ll learn to say no. I just have a hard time saying No when it pertains to Veterans, alive or dead.
When Our Funeral Detail has a Funeral, I’m usually the one who presents the American Flag to the next of
Kin. That’s a job I do with Pride and Respect. & Honor. When we started the Funeral Detail, I always said,
Give me the toughest job there is. I’ll perfect it and then that’s all I have to worry about. If any one has any
questions, pertaining to the Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Feel free to ask. I will have pamphlets with me at all
Oh yes, I took on another new job. I was recently elected as the PA VVA State Council Secretary. Yes, you
might say, how do they say it? I’m a glutton for Punishment!!!
Looks like I’ll be taking a vacation the month of August off do to some traveling for the VVA Leadership
Conference in Orlando Florida and also my C7-A Caribou Reunion at Robbins Air Force Base Georgia. I
should be here for the VVA 862 Picnic. Sure don’t want to miss that.
Just a reminder There will be “No” Newsletter for the month of August.
Please refer to the Calendar of Events on Page 11 to see what we are doing for July and
Don’t forget the VVA Picnic August 18, 2010 @ Industry Park
Also Don’t forget to get a hold of Skip if you want to go to Kokomo. See details
on Page 11.
We’ll catch everyone in September
The views and opinions are solely that of the writer and Old Eyeglasses
do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions or poli-
cies of the Vietnam Veterans of America, (National, State
or Local). If you have any old Eyeglasses,
All articles written by the editor unless otherwise stated.
Please bring them to one of the
Submissions will be gladly accepted by the editor.
Lee Corfield - Editor VVA 862 Beaver County, Pa
next 2 meetings.
140 Knob Vue Drive
Freedom, Pa. 15042 There may be away the people in
We reserve the right to edit submissions as space allows. South America can reuse them
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Ohio Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park
July 24th, 2010
This is a Very SpecialMotorcycle Ride in Honor of the
3,095 Ohio Vietnam Veterans who paid the ultimate price!
Canal Fulton, Ohio
Staging will be from 10:00 AM to 1:00 AM
We will be leaving here early Saturday Morning
August 18th 2010
See Pete Petrosky if you want to help. He can always use help!!
VVA CHAPTER 862 GOLF LEAGUE
STONECREST GOLF COURSE
Every MONDAY EVENING LEAGUE TEE-TIMES 5:30 PM
BLACKHAWK GOLF COURSE
Every THURSDAY EVENING LEAGUE TEE-TIMES 6:00 PM
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VVA CHAPTER 862 IS
ACCEPTING ORDERS for
memorial walkway bricks to be
placed at the Vietnam
Memorial in Beaver. You may
honor Veterans of the armed
services, loved ones and
friends (both living and
deceased) with an “In Memory
of” brick. You may also want to
honor your American Legion
post, your Veterans of Foreign
Wars post and/or all Veterans
Service Organizations. Orders
are accepted year round, with
placement every spring and
fall. Engraving is donated by
Rome Monument in honor of
Mail completed forms to:
119 Jonathan Drive
Darlington, PA 16115
• S-3962 has passed and is awaiting President’s signature. It will fix the 21% cut in doctor payments to
Medicare and TriCare providers. Commonly called the “Doc Fix” this bill only extends the fix until
1 December Stay tuned for another fix.
• Hr-3214 which will eliminate Concurrent Receipt for severely disabled retirees is now bogged down in the
senate over associated costs. The senate has agreed to take up the bill after the July 4th recess.
• HR 2254 the Agent Orange Equity act has 257 cosponsors and S 1939 in the Senate has 19 cosponsors.
No movement from either chamber on these bills. In his testimony before the Senate Veterans Affairs
Committee on 19 May, Mr. Rick Weidman VVA Exec. Director for Policy and Gov. Affairs lays out in
great detail reasons for our support for this bill. Read the entire testimony at
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY Bridgewater River HAPPY BIRTHDAY
TO OUR TO OUR
MEMBERS Regatta MEMBERS
We will have a double September
booth this year and
Rich Kamzelski will Vernon Kaminski Sept 2
Ron Taylor Sept 4
Talbert Ross Aug 5 again be the Chair this Donna Doughty Sept 5
Maitland Fraser Aug 6 Kenneth Dunn Sept 5
Rich Hogue Aug 7 event. George Haught Sept 5
Ginger Muns Aug 7 Reuben Fuller Sept 6
Nick Pavkovich Aug 7 Dan Sinclair Sept 7
Rich Webster Aug 9
Fred Elbert Aug 9
Our Honor Guard will Bill Bischak Sept 8
Bob Davies Sept 8
take part in the open- Leland Foy Sept 8
Tony Amadio Sept 11
Mike Kidder Aug 12 ing Friday Aug 13 @ Mike Hutchinson Sept 11
Larry Tanner Aug 19 John Girting Sept 12
Bill Manners Aug 20 6:00 PM Rich Cekoric Sept 12
Lee Corfield Aug 21 James Hill Sept 15
Joan Bell Aug 21 Russell Tanner Sept 15
Earl Lee Aug 21
Bob Hardman Aug 23 Our booth will be Bill Young Sept 16
Jim Proctor Sept 17
open: John Potopa Sept 18
Larry Archer Sept 19
Rudy Zetz Jr Aug 26 Mike Galvin Sept 19
Mike Oakey Aug 26 Gary Prentice Sept 19
Dave Kost Aug 27 Friday- Aug. 13 - John Hricak Sept 20
Herman Clingenpool Aug 27 James Sneed Sept 20
Sam Giordano Aug 29 6 to 10 pm Mark Szedny Sept 21
Duilio Bonazza Aug 29 Joe Subroski Sept 22
Dan Neal Aug 30 Marty Sinclair Sept 23
Bob Harding Aug 31
Saturday - Aug. 14 - George Willy Sept 23
Gregory Rice Sept 24
10 am to 10 pm Pat McMullen Sept 25
Please Welcome Cheri Pickering Sept 26
Mike Oravitz Sept 27
To the VVA Tony Yannachione Sept 27
Sunday - Aug. 15 - John Albrecht Sept 28
James Eakles Noon to 10 pm Nancy Oles
Gary Fleeson Ernest Funari Sept 29
Dale Holliday Sept 29
Stop Down and See Us!!!
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VIETNAM GAZETTE December 2010
June 16, 2010
Chapter Representative Linda Pavkovich called the regular meeting of AVVA Chapter 862 to order at 6:00
PM with 15 members present.
Minutes of the previous meeting were approved as published.
The report was given on our line item in the VVA budget and will be filed.
Our visits to Friendship Ridge have been tabled until a discussion can be held with the VVA BOD.
We have more than the required 25 signatures for the Incorporation Petition. The petition and accompanying
paperwork has been mailed to the AVVA National Membership Chair for verification.
The Vet Center donation this month will be to the Ambridge Veterans Service Center.
Penny Meinhardt was contacted regarding the Remembrance Pins, but there has been no reply or response.
Upon a motion by Donna Corfield, seconded by Sandy Giordano, AVVA will reimburse the Googins for the
cost of the AVVA banner.
Thank you to all who helped at the Troop Rally to raise funds for the Yellow Ribbon Girls and to those who
helped to recruit new AVVA and VVA members.
John Wakeley brought to the attention of the members that Simpson’s Funeral Home has a very nice pamphlet
for families regarding what needs to be done ahead of time and at the time of death of a loved one. He will get
We welcome new members: Debra Henry, Krista Guandolo, and Lori Guandolo
Next meeting will be July 21, 2010 at the Rochester VFW in the Board Room at 6:00 PM.
AVVA 862 Chapter Rep
Page 12 Calendar of VET GAZETTE
VIETNAM Events for 2006
VIETNAM VET GAZETTE January 2010
‘TOGETHER Calendar of Events for 2010 “TOGETHER NOW”
July Oct 6
July 4 Independence Day * Parade in Midland* Oct 13U. S. Navy Birthday
July 7 Newsletter Deadline Oct 13VVA BOD Meeting Rochester VFW 7 PM
July 14 VVA BOD Meeting Rochester VFW 7 PM Oct 16
- 17 PASC Meeting State College Pa
July 17 BIKERS For VETS Run - Butler VA PA. 10:00 AM Oct 20VVA Regular Meeting Rochester VFW 7 PM
July 21 VVA Regular Meeting Rochester VFW 7 PM AVVA meets @ 6:00 PM
AVVA meets @ 6:00 PM Oct 23 Hi-Way Clean Up Meet @ Baden McDonald’s 9:AM
Clean Up detail starts at 10:00 AM
Oct ?? Agent Orange Poppy Days
Aug 4 Newsletter Deadline . US Coast Guard Birthday 1790
Aug 10 - Aug 15 National VVA Conference Orlando Fl November
Aug 11 VVA BOD Meeting Rochester VFW 7 PM Nov 2 “Election Day” Be Sure to Vote’
Aug 13 - 15 Regatta - Bridgewater (Booth will be set up) Nov 3 Newsletter Deadline
Chairmen will be Rich Kamzelski Nov 7 Daylight Savings Time Ends
Aug 18 VVA Picnic - Industry Park Nov 10 US Marine Corp Birthday
Aug 22 Honor SW PA Viet Vets 10 AM to 6 PM Nov 10 VVA BOD Meeting Rochester VFW 7 PM
South Park Fairgrounds Parade 11:00 AM Nov 11 Veterans Day Parade in Beaver Pa
Aug 24 - 28 “Hookstown Fair” Booth set up all week Nov 17 VVA Regular Meeting Rochester VFW 7 PM
Aug 28 VVA “Duck Race” 6:00 PM @ Hookstown Fair Nov 25 “Happy Thanksgiving “
Sept 1 Newsletter Deadline Dec 1 Newsletter Deadline
Sept 6 “Labor Day” Dec 7 “Pearl Harbor Day”
Sept 8 VVA BOD Meeting Rochester VFW 7 PM Dec 8 VVA BOD Meeting Rochester VFW PM
Sept 11 POW / MIA Run & Memorial Program Dec 15 VVA Regular Meeting Rochester Elks 7 PM
Sept 15 VVA Regular Meeting Rochester VFW 7 PM Dec 25 “Merry Christmas”
Sept 16 - 19 Kokomo, In. Vietnam Vet Reunion Dec 31 New Year’s Eve
Sept 18 US Air Force Birthday 1947
Sept 26 “Gold Star Mothers Day”
Kokomo — 28th Annual Vietnam Veterans Reunion
September 17th, 18th & 19th 2010
He has 28 rooms reserved for the Vietnam Veterans in Kokomo. I have 7 rooms
left. If a person (s) want to go they need to call at 724 - 843-6930 or e-mail me at
Howard County Vietnam Veterans Organization
Go to this Website and check out what goes on at Kokomo.
They have a New Blues Band for Saturday Evening.
VIETNAM VETERANS OF AMERICA MEMBERSHIP
Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc
Beaver County Chapter 862
IS OPEN TO ANY VETERAN 140 Knob VueEditor
ANYWHERE DURING THE VIETNAM WAR ERA
Freedom, PA 15042
____I served in the US military (for other than training purposes) between 8/5/64 & 5/7/75
____I served in the US military in Vietnam between 2/28/61 and 5/7/75
____DD-214 enclosed (Applications without DD-214 will be processed as Associate Memberships)
____Renewal Membership Card #_________________New Member:_____________
____I wish to join the (AVVA) - Associates of the Vietnam Veterans of America $20.00 P/Year
__ 1 Year Individual Member- $20.00 __ 3 Year- $50.00
__ Life Member Optional Time Payment $50 down/ $25/mth
Return this form to:
__ $250.00 (Ages 49 and under)
__ $225.00 (Ages 50-55)
__ $200.00 (Ages 56-60) VVA CHAPTER 862
__ $175.00 (Ages 61-65) 709 OHIO AVE
__ $150.00 (Ages 66 + ) MIDLAND, PA 15059
Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc
Beaver County Chapter 862 NONPROFIT
Lee Corfield, Editor U.S. POSTAGE
140 Knob Vue Drive PAID
PERMIT NO. 862
Freedom, PA. 15042 ROCHESTER PA. 15074