Vietnam Veterans of America
Beaver County, Pa.
Now over 70,000 members in the United States
The "Largest" VVA Chapter in Pennsylvania.
5th "Largest Chapter in the United States"
VVA 632 - LIFE Members - 440
AVVA - 138 Members
WELCOME to the VVA 862 WEBSITE!
The new AVVA National Website can be found on the AVVA Link below.
Death VVA 862 LIFE Member of Joseph G. Russell
It is with deep regret I announce the Passing of Joseph George Russell 69, from Industry, Pa. Joe passed away last evening. As per his request, there will be “No Public Viewing”. He is being cremated and his son said he would like a Memorial Service within the next few weeks after he gets his ashes back. Joe served in Vietnam with the United States Marine Corp.
Cards may be sent to:
Joseph G. Russell
105 Terrace Ave.
Industry, Pa. 15052-1713
TIME TO “TURN YOUR CLOCKS AHEAD” THIS WEEKEND.
Next Veterans Breakfast Club in Beaver County will be held at:
Seven Oaks Country Club
132 Lisbon Rd
Beaver Pa 15009
Date: March 26th, 2014
Time: 8:30 AM
Cost: $10.00 for Buffet Breakfast. If you are not eating, it’s FREE
Contact: Jerry Fisher 724-728-9370 so he can have a Headcount to turn in
Next WWII Bus Trip
has been changed to May 22nd. It’s Primary Day. If you have someone going, Please make sure they know of the change.
Here's Something a Little Different:
Here's Something a Little Different:
Click on this New Link -
Military.Com Tons of Information!
Click on this New Link - Military.Com Tons of Information!
VVA National Publication -The VETERAN
Mike Keating, Editor of the VETERAN, sent us an extra 100 copies to pass out where ever we want.
We passed several out last evening at the meeting, but we still have a lot more.They will have them at the upcoming Maple Syrup Festival April 5th & 6th
UNITED STATES AIR FORCE “MUSEUM TRIP” - 2014
You saw the information in the Newsletter about the trip to the United States Air Force Museum in Dayton, Ohio next year. June 6th & 7th 2014 was the “Majority” vote. After the meeting there was conversation and most said that in August, we will be getting ready to put the final touches on the “Wall That Heals” which is coming in September plus we have the Kokomo Vietnam Veterans Reunion, in there too. So far, we have approx 40 people which equal 20 rooms. So far, I’ve Blocked 20 rooms. If you were unable to make the meetings and would like to be added to the list, please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will add you to the list. Details were in the December Newsletter on Page 10. Which you can read on our Website.
Be sure to use the Group Name (VVA 862) when you make your reservations.
Everyone have a Great weekend
March 2014 Newsletter
My goal is have the monthly newsletter on the Website on the 10th of every month. If you have anything that pertains to VVA 862, Please email it to me. Deadline has always been the 1st of the month. Also, after talking to a few people at last Wednesday’s meeting, I’ve decided that I will be emailing the “Newsletter” and the “Weekly Updates” out to those who I have email addresses for.
Please Note: I have people calling me and asking me questions. If you read your newsletter, or look in our Links Section,
There is a good chance, you most likely will find the answer to your question.
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 February 2014 Newsletter
For any Information on Filling out your "Last Will" & "Testament"
Contact: Jake Barsottini @ 724-601-7293
or you can
email him at: email@example.com
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 16, 2012, the "Total Names" on the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington DC is now
POW MIA's as of OCT 16, 2013 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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