Vietnam Veterans of America
Beaver County, Pa.
The "Largest" VVA Chapter in Pennsylvania.
5th "Largest Chapter in the United States"
VVA 607 - LIFE Members 430
AVVA - 134 Members
It is with deep regret, I announce the deaths of several family members from VVA / AVVA 862
(1) Sandra K. Birnesser Shepherd 65 of Valencia, Pa. Sandra passed away on December 3rd, 2013. Sandra is formerly from Sault St Marie, Canada. Sandra is the sister of AVVA 862 member Marlene Laughner.
Friends will be received Monday from 2:00 PM till time of the service at 4:00 PM at:
Lutton Chippewa Funeral Home
11 Blackhawk Rd.
Beaver Falls, Pa. 15010
Cards may be sent to:
Mr. & Mrs. Wm Laughner
119 Jonathan Drive
Darlington, Pa. 16115
(2) Gary L. Roberts – 68 of Patterson Twp. Gary passed away on Friday Dec 6th, 2013. Gary was one of our VVA 862 members and a Navy Vietnam
Veteran. Our brother, Gary has been added to our "Memoriam Section" of the Website.
Friends will be received Tuesday from 4:00 PM till 8:00 PM and Wednesday from 11:00 AM until time of service at 1:00 PM at the:
Huntsman Funeral Home
502 Adams St.
Rochester, Pa. 15074
Cards may be sent to:
Mrs. Gary L. Roberts
2715 20th St. Ext
Beaver Falls, Pa. 15010-2527
I just received this notice tonight:
(3) Stanley Marchetti - Stanley Died yesterday Dec 7th, 2013, is the brother of VVA 862 member Dave Marchetti. Details will be forthcoming once
I get an Obituary.
Our deepest Sympathy goes out to these families from VVA / AVVA
Our deepest Sympathy goes out to these families from VVA / AVVA 862
I attended the WWII Dedication Friday in Pittsburgh, Pa.
SPECIAL THANK'S to all those who worked on putting that together.
This was long overdue!
Let take a few minutes today and remember those who were killed in WWII 72 years ago today.
U S Air Force Museum Trip - June 6, & 7, 2014
If you want to be added to the list, Please let Lee know, so you can be added to the list.
Details will be in theNewsletter.
For those wanting to assist the Tony Yannachione Family
As posted recently, VVA 862 member Tony & Barb Yannachione lost everything in a fire at their home in Rochester, Pa. For those wishing to send a donation to help Tony & Barb, Please make your check out to VVA 862 and Mark in the Memo line (Tony Yannachione Family).
Please send your donation to our VVA 862 Treasurer (Address Below)
110 Hamilton Court Baden, Pa. 15005-9617
VVA 862's Recent Acheivement
"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.Have I got a Treat for you!
JUST RECENTLY ADDED
To view our VVA 862 November 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 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.
Last updated - December 9th, 2013
Webmaster - "Lee" Corfield
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