Vietnam Veterans of America
Beaver County, Pa.
Now over 71,000 members in the United States
The "Largest" VVA Chapter in Pennsylvania.
3rd "Largest Chapter in the United States"
VVA 677 - LIFE Members - 458
AVVA - 141 LIFE Members - 50
WELCOME to the VVA 862 WEBSITE
IMPORTANT NOTICE BELOW:
Death of VVA 862 Life Member Bernie Strauss.
Bernie Strauss of Coraopolis, Pa. passed away on Sunday July 6th, 2014
Bernie was owner of Built Rite Construction in Aliquippa. Bernie was a Life Member of VVA 862 and served in Vietnam with the US Army
Bernie's family will be holding a Memorial service on Aug 3rd, 2014 at 11:AM at the:
Beaver Valley Golf Course
725 Sixth Ave.
Patterson Hts , Beaver Falls, Pa.15010
Donations may be made to:
Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 862
140 Knob Vue Drive
Freedom, Pa. 15042
VVA 862 Weekly Update as of July 18, 2014
VVA 862 PICNIC will be August 20th, 2014
After the meeting was over we had a Volunteer come up and take Chairman of the upcoming Picnic.
We will need clean-up before & after. We will need your favorite covered dishes, corn on the cob, deserts, that favorite Crock Pot meal you like to cook. Basically it will be the same as all other yes. Liquid refreshments will be provided by VVA. For the FNG’s, (Fresh New Guys) Have your wife make her favorite covered dish. If you have any question’s, you may contact Chairman Philip Morris at 724-643-5725 or his email at firstname.lastname@example.org
AVVA Tickets – (This is the Fund Raiser for the “Wall That Heals”) Please Turn in all tickets, Sold or Unsold, All Stubs and Money to next week’s “Wall” meeting on Monday if possible. We need all unsold tickets as we have some events coming up where we can sell them. They want them turned in NOW!
Contact: Marylyn Piccirilli at email@example.com
VVA 862 “Duck Tickets”
There are still a lot of duck tickets left to sell so, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like me to mail 10, 20, or 30 tickets. Remember this is Chapter 862 Duck Race and has raised over $95,000.00 since we started. We need your help!
Bill Laughner - 724-601-3597
Recovering VVA 862 Members with Health Issues
It was brought to my attention after last week’s meeting that we have several VVA 862 members who have already been in the hospitals and are at home recovering. They are not back to 100% yet.
Let’s give them a boost.
You know our motto: “Never again Will One Generations of Veterans Abandon Another” I think it would be nice if we sent them cards even if it’s already done and over.
If no one lets me know, then I can’t send out the information in the Weekly Updates.
Please dig out the Get Well Cards folks.
Ronald Robes - is Tom Robes brother. He is one of our members living in Florida. His condition was too bad that he was unable to make the trip to Pittsburgh for Tom’s Funeral last week.
1375 Roulette Street
Sebastian, Fl. 32958-6003
Dan Murdoch - I understand Dan just had open Heart surgery. Is home recovering.
282 Vermont Ave.
Rochester, Pa. 15074
Al Whitehill - Al just recently had surgery for a Brain Tumor. Is home recovering
224 Whitehill Rd
Georgetown, Pa. 15043
Wesley Hill – Just recently had Back Surgery. Is home recovering
38 Deer Lane
Rochester, Pa. 15074
Hank Labik –Just recently had Heart Surgery. I understand he is home and doing fine.
893 4th Street
Baden, Pa. 15005-1408
Raymond Rapp - Hes one of our Delegates for the State but was unable to make the last PA State meeting do to several health Issues.
610 Stanton Ave. Box 170
Mars, Pa. 16046
Harry Suttelle - Has been in and out of the hospitals several times. Is home recovering on Oxygen.
117 Clearview Rd.
Aliquippa, Pa. 15001-5767
Donnie Miller was previously listed but he informed me that he did not want any Cards or Phone Calls so Don't send him anything.
U S AIR FORCE Trip
If anyone has any pictures from our recent trip to the U S Air Force Museum, Please send them to me so I can add them to our Website.
Thanks - Lee
911 Rally - September 11th, 2014 at the Gazebo in Beaver
All Proceeds will go to the “Beaver County Emergency Fund”
More details to follow!
September 11th, 2014
Subject: Rep. Jim Christiana's Veterans Breakfast
Here are the details we have so far for our Veterans Breakfast
· Being held on Thursday, September 11th at Monaca Turners. Starts at 9:00am
· All Veterans in attendance will receive a certificate of appreciation and pin
· The Mobile Veterans Outreach Van will be set up in the parking lot to provide information and assistance to Veterans and family members who may be eligible for benefits though the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs
· Hoping to have a performance by the Mancini All-Stars
· Guest Speaker
· RSVPs will be required by calling 724-728-7655
I really appreciate your help with getting the word out about this! As soon as we have flyers for the event, I will be sure to send you that as well. Thanks, Bart!
Monica Babir | District Director to
State Representative Jim Christiana
15th Legislative District
Phone: 724-728-7655 | Fax: 724-773-7802
KOKOMO 2014 September 18th thru the 21st
If “YOU” are going... Please “Sign Up” ASAP as rooms are going fast.
Skip said at the last meeting, he only had 5 rooms left. Better call him ASAP
Contact Skip Haswell at 724-495-9612
or you can email him at email@example.com
VVA 862 Golf League has started! – The VVA Golf League will be teeing off at 3:30 on Monday and Thursday. Since most of us are retired, this time enables us to be home for the evening. If you would advise members in your weekly update and in the May newsletter would be appreciated.
Thanks Lon Hogue - Golf League – Chairman 724-846-8857 or Don Villella at 724-843-7401
VVA 862's Recent Acheivement See Pictures Section
"Special Thanks" to AVVA 862 member John Wakeley for coming up with this idea and to
VVA 862 Members Rich Kamzelski & Rich Tindell for taking this project on.
JUST ADDED for 2014
To view our VVA 862 Newsletters Page , including the JULY 2014 Newsletter
For any Information on Filling out your "Last Will" & "Testament"
Contact: Jake Barsottini @ 724-601-7293
or you can
email him at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please watch the Website for any upcoming activities!
Enjoy the changes to our Website
Our VVA 862 "Memorial Stone" at Cemetery of the Alleghenies
Are you a Veteran with No Where to go for your Funeral?
You already have a Place at the Cem of the Alleghenies.
For more Information about Cemetery of the Alleghenies,
Ron Worstell, Bill Laughner or Lee Corfield.
Are you a "VETERAN WHO IS DISTRAUGHT"?
Have you "CONTEMPLATED SUICIDE"?
There are "Friends" to talk to at the "Veterans Crisis Line" - RIGHT NOW!
Please Click on the Link Below for more information:
What's new at VVA.ORG "Updated Weekly"
Vietnam Veterans of America
The purposes of Vietnam Veterans of America's national organization, its
state councils, and its chapters are:
|To help foster, encourage, and promote the improvement of the condition of the Vietnam-era veteran.|
|To promote physical and cultural improvement, growth and
development, self-respect, self-confidence, and usefulness of Vietnam-era
veterans and others. |
To eliminate discrimination suffered by Vietnam-era veterans and to develop channels of communication which will assist Vietnam-era veterans to maximize self-realization and enrichment of their lives and enhance life-fulfillment.
|To study, on a non-partisan basis, proposed legislation, rules, or regulations introduced in any federal, state, or local legislative or administrative body which may affect the social, economic, educational, or physical welfare of the Vietnam-era veteran or others; and to develop public-policy proposals designed to improve the quality of life of the Vietnam-era veteran and others, especially in the areas of employment, education, training, and health.|
|To conduct and publish research, on a non-partisan basis, pertaining to the relationship between Vietnam-era veterans and the American society, the Vietnam War experience, the role of the United States in securing peaceful co-existence for the world community, and other matters which affect the social, economic, educational, or physical welfare of the Vietnam-era veteran or others.|
|To assist disabled and needy military veterans including, but not limited to, Vietnam-era veterans and their dependents, and the widows and orphans of deceased veterans.|
As of May 31, 2014, the "Total Names" on the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington DC is now
Added 12 in 2012 - 58,272
Added 14 in 2013 - 58,286
Added 14 in 2014 - 58,300
POW MIA's as of March 20th, 2014 is now down to
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Together Then!!!, Together Now!!!
Please Note:New Vietnam War History Resources Site has been recently added.
VVA : Is the only National Vietnam Veterans Organization Congressionally Chartered and exclusively dedicated to Vietnam Veterans and their families.
Webmaster - "Lee" Corfield
Contact: Lee at
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