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    as an officer at the State Council or Chapter level during any continuous period of twelve months prior to the date of the opening of the National Convention at which such candidate seeks election Candidates for At large and Regional Board of Directors must meet the requirements to hold office as set down in the VVA National Constitution Article I Section 4 Paragraph B 1 and 2 for Regional Directors and Article I Section 4 Paragraph B 1 and 3 for At large Directors as revised August 12 2005 To Wit To qualify for election a candidate must have been a member of the Corporation in good standing for a continuous period of not less than the twelve months immediately preceding the opening of the National Convention at which candidate seeks election The candidate must have held an elected position at the national state or chapter level for any continuous period of twelve months prior to the date of the opening of the National Convention Candidates for Regional Board positions must reside within the region they wish to represent ANNOUNCEMENT DATES The time period this election announcement covers is from January 1 to March 31 2007 LETTER OF INTENT Prospective candidates must submit Letters of Intent to the VVA Elections Committee by March 31 2007 Letters of Intent must include the candidate s name address home and work phone numbers and the position he or she is a candidate for A prospective candidate may announce and run for only one position With regard to the paragraph entitled Eligibility prospective candidates for National Officer and Board positions must include in the Letter of Intent a signed statement that includes the National State Council or Chapter positions they have held and the dates they held these positions The Elections Committee began accepting Letters of Intent January 1 2007 at the following address VVA ELECTIONS COMMITTEE c o Adolph Gardner 7 Crum Road Walkersville MD 21293 8018 IMPORTANT NOTES All Letters of Intent must be postmarked on or before March 31 2007 All Letters of Intent must be sent to the Elections Committee s Walkersville Maryland address Any Letter of Intent that does not meet the postmark requirement or is sent to any other address will be considered invalid and will not be accepted by the Elections Committee CANDIDATE S PACKETS The Elections Committee will begin mailing Candidate s Packets to those prospective candidates who have submitted their Letters of Intent January 1 2007 To avoid possible loss or destruction of these packets they will be sent via Certified Mail Return Receipt Requested These packets contain information instructions and rules regarding the conduct of the election process that are of vital importance to every candidate Included in these packets will be some forms Candidates are required to complete the forms and return them to the Elections Committee NOTE The Candidate s Packet will include a Cut off Date Calendar that lists events and dates that are very important to each candidate s campaign

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    Report SHAD Project 112 Task Force Report Government Affairs Committee Report Women Veterans Report Public Affairs Committee Report AVVA Report AVVA Scholarship AVVA Election Convention Resolutions Committee Report Elections Committee Report Homeless Veterans Task Force Report Consitution Committee Report Arts of War Books In Review Membership Notes Reunions Taps Locator PAST ISSues 2010 Jan Feb 2009 Jan Feb mar apr may june july Aug sept oct Nov DeC 2008 Jan Feb mar apr may june july Aug sept oct Nov DeC 2007 Jan Feb MAR APR MAY JUNE july aug SEPT OCT Nov DeC 2006 July Aug SEPT OCT nov dec Homeless Veterans Task Force REPORT The Bobby J Award BY SANDY MILLER CHAIR This year the Homeless Veterans Task Force recommits itself to the mission of ending homelessness among our nation s veterans The Bobby J Award was instituted last year although no awards were presented This year at the Springfield VVA Convention and annually afterward the award will be presented to a formerly homeless veteran who has exemplified commitment embraced change and provided inspiration to brother and sister veterans Bobby J was a formerly homeless veteran in recovery living in a transitional residence who exhibited great courage in his battles with addiction and Agent Orange related cancer Bobby J never gave up the fight He had embarked on a renewed life of recovery and had accepted his impending death with dignity In keeping with the traditions of 12 step programs we will not reveal his last name Bobby J died in December 2001 Nominees must meet the following criteria 1 Must have been homeless as defined in the McKinney Vento Act 2 Must have completed a homeless domiciliary or transitional program 3 Must have obtained and maintained housing in the community for a minimum of one year 4

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    National Events State Council Meetings E Room Reservations Directions To Our Office Publications The VVA Veteran VVA Publications Advertising Kit Forms Agent Orange Site Map Join VVA Agent Orange Other Toxic Exposures PTSD Locate Your Local VVA Chapter Personality Disorder Discharges Chaplains Corner CSCP Contact VVA PARTNER SITES PUBLICATIONS january february 2007 The Veteran Departments Featured Stories President s Message Letters VVAF Report Membership Affairs Committee Report Veterans Benefit Update Ask The Parliamentarian PTSD Substance Abuse Report SHAD Project 112 Task Force Report Government Affairs Committee Report Women Veterans Report Public Affairs Committee Report AVVA Report AVVA Scholarship AVVA Election Convention Resolutions Committee Report Elections Committee Report Homeless Veterans Task Force Report Consitution Committee Report Arts of War Books In Review Membership Notes Reunions Taps Locator PAST ISSues 2010 Jan Feb 2009 Jan Feb mar apr may june july Aug sept oct Nov DeC 2008 Jan Feb mar apr may june july Aug sept oct Nov DeC 2007 Jan Feb MAR APR MAY JUNE july aug SEPT OCT Nov DeC 2006 July Aug SEPT OCT nov dec Constitution COMMITTEE REPORT Time For Amendments BY BILL MESSER CHAIR The Constitution Committee has started to receive Proposed Constitution Amendments Some concerns by members have been noted about the requirement for on line submissions This process is not new and was not put in place to make it more difficult to submit proposals but to ensure accurate tracking of submittals legibility time saving and an efficient distribution Proposed amendments we received prior to the notice will be reviewed and included in our committee reports We urge State Council Presidents to help chapters and members get access to computers We understand and appreciate that without the Proposed Constitution Amendments our growth our ability to change with the times and the ideas to make our

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    gone from the theaters It should be out on DVD sometime soon Rent it with the expectation of being taken back to one fateful day in 1968 through the vehicle of a high minded but ultimately disappointing Hollywood movie A THOUSAND WORDS After the Fog a powerful 75 minute film that deals with the personal experiences of a dozen war veterans is made up exclusively of tightly shot talking head interviews with veterans Filmmaker Jay Craven does not give the viewer a single war image The unadorned testimony of the veterans though imparts immediacy and evokes the war and postwar experiences they relate The group is made up of five World War II veterans two veterans of the Iraq War and five Vietnam veterans Dave Bressem Wayne Karlin David Underwood Dan Walsh and George Williams All of the interviewees are well spoken All of them have faced the crucible of armed combat overseas and all of their lives have been profoundly affected by their war experiences Craven who teaches film at Marlboro College in Vermont shows that fighting in a war leaves a permanent mark on one s psyche That s true for the veterans of all wars including World War II the so called good war It was especially true for Vietnam veterans who faced a deeply divided nation when they returned home from an increasingly unpopular war And it is true for the veterans of the current conflict despite the fact that virtually all Americans whether they are in favor of the war or not support the troops I think about the war every day says Abbie Pickett one of the two Iraq War veterans interviewed in the film Her words echo the thoughts of the eleven other veterans in the film who are one and two generations older After the Fog was first shown last October at the Vermont International Film Festival It appeared on WGBH the PBS station in Boston in November and will be screened at various venues in 2007 For more information about the film including its availability on DVD go to www kingdomcounty com fog html or call 802 592 3190 SIXTIES STAND The Branson Missouri show 1 Hits of the 60 s bills itself as two hours of high energy non stop singing and dancing featuring 12 of the finest singer actor dancers musicians to be found anywhere That live music and dancing show which includes a video tribute to Vietnam veterans has just produced a two tune music CD STAND for the Troops All of the profits from the CD s sales are going to VVA along with the Armed Forces Relief Fund Operation Helmet and the Branson Veterans Task Force The CD contains lavish arrangements of the Nam vet favorite We Gotta Get Out of This Place along with Irving Berlin s God Bless America and includes President Bush s thoughts on the bravery and dedication of American troops For more info go to the web site www standforthetroops org

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    men and women meet under Kingston s tutelage four times a year Among the fruit of that endeavor is Veterans of War Veterans of Peace Koa Books 613 pp paper 20 an excellent one of a kind collection of work by Kingston s writers which she edited The contributors include George Evans Dan Fahey Larry Heinemann Wayne Karlin Le Minh Khue John Mulligan and Barbara Sonneborn If there is one thing the writers in this book have in common Kingston says it is that they are rebels Their stories and poems are immense in scope and in heart and amazingly full of life and laughter They carried out our motto Tell the truth Eighty percent of the royalties from sales of the book are going to charities including the Vinh Son Orphanage in Vietnam To learn more about the writers group the book and the charities go to www vowvop org AUSSIE NONFICTION More than 58 000 Royal Australian Army Air Force and Navy personnel served in the Vietnam War That nation s 501 casualties in Vietnam break down to 326 killed in action 25 accidental deaths 68 who died of wounds 6 missing in action and 76 non battle deaths We don t often get to read about our Aussie friends role in the Vietnam War but two books recently published in Australia have helped remedy that situation Graeme Mann gives the details of his unique and amazing Vietnam War experiences in The Vietnam War on a Tourist Visa Mini Publishing 310 pp 24 95 paper Through circumstances which to this day I still do not fully understand Mann says I had found myself an Australian civilian being dropped on 7th December 1967 unprepared and unsuspecting into the middle of the war in Vietnam indentured to the United States Air Force as a computer specialist Mann goes on to tell of his adventures during the next seven months in a breezy readable style punctuated with many reconstructed quotes For ordering info write Mann at P O Box 97 Sussex Inlet 2540 in Aussieland R J Bob Nash s Ordnance at the Sharp End Ordnance Field Park Nui Dat South Vietnam 1966 72 Historical Accounts and Experiences from Men Who Served With the OFP Shannon Books Australia 324 pp published with the help of the Australian Government s Department of Veterans Affairs is a history of and a tribute to the men of the Ordnance Field Park a unit of the Royal Australian Army Ordnance Corps The OFP was part of the Task Force Maintenance Area and operated for six years at the 1st Australian Task Force Base at Nui Dat in Phuoc Tuy Province inland from Vung Tao in South Vietnam For more on the book go to www ofpvietnam com REVISITATION Rolling Thunder in a Gentle Land The Vietnam War Revisited Osprey 336 pp 32 95 is a worthy compilation of essays by historians journalists and participants in the Vietnam War that aims as its editor Andrew Weist

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    told The Detroit News And the VA doesn t exactly advertise Among other things the chapter has posted a billboard that reads Veterans Get the Benefits You ve Earned Masschusetts State Council President and Region 1 Director Al Cummings was on hand at the State House in Boston on Veterans Day and was presented with a copy of Gov Mitt Romney s Veterans Day Proclamation which is issued annually and calls for a proper observance of November 11th as Veterans Day in lasting recognition of the service and sacrifice of those sons and daughters of Massachusetts who served in the armed forces of the United States in time of war or insurrection Memphis LZ Chapter 875 in Tennessee held its annual Christmas party December 7 in support of the Memphis Child Advocacy Center Chapter members collected more than 250 teddy bears that were donated to abused and neglected children in the Shelby County area In October the chapter reached a long time goal when members delivered two electric carts to the Memphis VA Medical Center to transport patients from their vehicles to the doors of the facility The chapter raised more than 18 000 to purchase the much needed carts Two past presidents of South Jersey Chapter 825 in Mays Landing Al Rhodes and Jack Charlesworth gave a 250 contribution to the eighth Annual Buddy Walk for Downs Syndrome Awareness and Acceptance held on September 16 in Ocean City New Jersey Members of Texarkana Area Chapter 278 in Texarkana Texas manned a booth at the annual Cullen Baker Day festival in Bloomburg Texas Members distributed information on Agent Orange PTSD VA claims POW MIAs and VVA membership as well as other veteran related issues Phoenix Chapter 726 at Polk Correctional Institution in Polk City Florida sponsored a Post 9 11 Day of Remembrance Ceremony on September 21 at the prison s multipurpose auditorium The event which featured the chapter s Color Guard and the singing of the National Anthem by associate chapter member Larry Williams marked the first time in the history of Florida s prison system that nearly two hundred guards administrators and prisoners came together on common ground and sat down together for a peaceful and somber meal according to the chapter s Public Affairs Chair Ted Schultz Ross Fallon Chapter 371 at the Southern Michigan Correctional Facility sponsored its second annual Spelling Bee in October The object of the competition which drew 24 participants was to promote the chapter s educational tutoring program Correctly spelling the word claustrophobia brought first place to Jason Slaczka The chapter s AVVA representative Melvin Anderson Bey and James Carter coordinated the event with help from Phil Klintworth VETS CONNECT At ceremonies held November 13 at the Belgrade Events Center the Bozeman Montana Chapter 788 honored the memory of Marine Corps Lance Cpl Nicholas Bloem who was killed in Iraq on August 3 2005 The chapter presented a plaque honoring Cpl Bloem to Belgrade High School at the ceremony with the entire

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    Forms Agent Orange Site Map Join VVA Agent Orange Other Toxic Exposures PTSD Locate Your Local VVA Chapter Personality Disorder Discharges Chaplains Corner CSCP Contact VVA PARTNER SITES PUBLICATIONS january february 2007 The Veteran Departments Featured Stories President s Message Letters VVAF Report Membership Affairs Committee Report Veterans Benefit Update Ask The Parliamentarian PTSD Substance Abuse Report SHAD Project 112 Task Force Report Government Affairs Committee Report Women Veterans Report Public Affairs Committee Report AVVA Report AVVA Scholarship AVVA Election Convention Resolutions Committee Report Elections Committee Report Homeless Veterans Task Force Report Consitution Committee Report Arts of War Books In Review Membership Notes Reunions Taps Locator PAST ISSues 2010 Jan Feb 2009 Jan Feb mar apr may june july Aug sept oct Nov DeC 2008 Jan Feb mar apr may june july Aug sept oct Nov DeC 2007 Jan Feb MAR APR MAY JUNE july aug SEPT OCT Nov DeC 2006 July Aug SEPT OCT nov dec REUNIONS 2nd Bn 1st Marines Vietnam Era 1965 71 Marines and corpsmen November in Houston Visit our web page www firstmarines net for details Let s hear from all you 2 1 warriors Contact Michael McNeely 13752 S NC 581 Hwy Bailey NC 27807 252 235 4408 mmcneely quixnet net A Btry 1st Bn 40th Field Artillery Dong Ha Sept 1966 67 Reunion to be held in June Contact Jim Olsen 218 657 2518 or Bill Doc Baugus 1672 Oakland Locust Ridge Rd Mt Orab OH 45154 937 444 6107 bbaugus juno com Echo Co 2nd Bn 3rd Regiment 3rd Marine Div 1965 69 July 11 15 Reno Contact Don Hinman 585 798 0830 Echo2367 rochester rr com or visit www Echo23Marines6569 org U S S Chicago CA14 CA29 CA136 CG11 SSN721 San Diego April 18 22 Contact Dwight Butler 405 755 2537

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    recently in Jackson Michigan He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of Vietnam Veterans of America Jackson Chapter 371 Darrell Hubbard Dake 75 died August 28 2006 in Burleson Texas from brain cancer He served in the U S Air Force with tours of duty in the Korean War and the Vietnam War and retired after 20 years He was a member of Vietnam Veterans of America Fort Worth Chapter 330 John Michael DeFrangesco 50 died March 2 2001 in North Cape May New Jersey from lung cancer He served in the U S Army from March 1970 73 with a tour of duty in Germany with Company D 43rd Engineer Battalion during the Vietnam era He was a life member of Vietnam Veterans of America North Cape May Chapter 602 Richard C Delsi 77 died recently in Holland Michigan He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and a life member of Vietnam Veterans of America Santa Rosa California Chapter 223 Jeptha Weldon Dennis Jr 75 died January 28 2006 in Warner Robins Georgia He served in the U S Air Force for 30 years and retired at the rank of Colonel O 6 with service in Vietnam He was a member of Vietnam Veterans of America Warner Robins Chapter 902 Thomas E Duchow 58 died August 16 2006 at Harmony West of Manitowoc Wisconsin from brain cancer Duchow served in the U S Army with a tour of duty in Vietnam He was a member of Vietnam Veterans of America Manitowoc Chapter 731 Gregory Dunn 55 died recently in McLeansville North Carolina He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of Vietnam Veterans of America Brookings Oregon Chapter 757 Elwin H Emery 62 died November 7 2005 in Phoenixville Pennsylvania from heart failure He served in the U S Army with a tour in Vietnam from 1967 68 He was a life member of Vietnam Veterans of America Phoenixville Chapter 436 Anna M Finley 81 died July 29 2006 at the Laurels of Coldwater Michigan She was a member of Associates of Vietnam Veterans of America Coldwater Chapter 730 Jose M Forte 61 died May 16 2006 in Miami Florida from Agent Orange related cancer Born in Havana Cuba he served in the U S Army with a tour of duty in Vietnam from 1968 69 with Company D 4th Battalion 12th Infantry 199th Light Infantry Brigade Forte was a member of Vietnam Veterans of America Miami Chapter 620 Jon Lee Freeman died recently in Minnesota He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of Vietnam Veterans of America Anoka Chapter 470 Joe Manuel Galvan 62 died Mary 17 2006 in Victoria Texas from a heart attack He served in the U S Army with a tour of duty in Vietnam and attained the rank of Staff Sergeant He was a member of Vietnam Veterans of America Victoria Chapter 898 and was in his second term as chapter secretary Michael J Gott 75 died recently in Kailua Hawaii He was a veteran of the Vietnam War Gott was an at large life member of Vietnam Veterans of America Hawaii Jimmie W Griffin 59 died August 26 2006 in Schulenburg Texas from a heart attack He served in the U S Air Force from January 1966 for three years and ten months as a jet aircraft mechanic with duty stations in Hamilton AFB California Montague Yreka Rohrer Field at Yreka California and nearly 15 months in Tripoli Libya He was a member of Vietnam Veterans of America Schulenburg Chapter 870 Dominick Guiglano 57 died April 6 2005 in New York from acute congestive heart failure coronary artery disease and myocardial infarction He served in the U S Navy from 1960 69 and did a tour in Vietnam aboard the USS Constellation CVA64 He was a member of Vietnam Veterans of America Farmingville Chapter 11 Sandra Jeanne Hackworth 64 died September 6 2006 in Hixson Tennessee from a pulmonary embolism She was a member of Associates of Vietnam Veterans of America Chattanooga Chapter 203 Patrick S Hamlin 56 died January 3 2006 in Lincoln Nebraska from Agent Orange related cancer He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of Vietnam Veterans of America Lincoln Chapter 727 John V Hannan 52 was killed in a motor vehicle accident near Clarksburg West Virginia on September 1 2006 He was a member of Associates of Vietnam Veterans of America Bennington Chapter 601 Alvin Hansen 71 died June 4 2003 in Oconomowoc Wisconsin He served in the U S Army during the Vietnam War He was a life member of Vietnam Veterans of America Oconomowoc Chapter 635 Jerome S Harding 58 died June 4 2006 in Jupiter Florida from cancer He was a veteran of the Vietnam War Harding was a member of Vietnam Veterans of America Palm Beach Gardens Chapter 680 Cecil D Harper 57 died September 1 2006 in Tyler Texas He served in the U S Navy from June 1962 to May 1979 with an in country tour in Vietnam He retired as a naval commander He was a member and assistant chaplain to Vietnam Veterans of America Tyler Chapter 932 Harold Dwight Harrah 57 died in an automobile collision September 12 2006 in Saint Petersburg Florida He served in the U S Army during the Vietnam War Harrah was a member past treasurer and budget committee chairman of Vietnam Veterans of America Indian Rocks Beach Chapter 522 David W Hellen 55 died November 1 2006 in Saint Petersburg Florida from a massive heart attack He served in the U S Navy during the Vietnam War Hellen was a life member and past president of Vietnam Veterans of America Pasadena California Chapter 446 and Vietnam Veterans of America St Petersburg Chapter 943 Bruce C Red Henderson 56 died October 27 2006 at his home in North Cape May New Jersey from liver cancer He served in the U S Navy with two combat tours in Vietnam as a gunner of riverboats from 1969 73 He was a motorcycle enthusiast He was a member of Vietnam Veterans of America North Cape May Chapter 602 Robert James Hendrix 55 died January 12 2006 in Topeka He served in the U S Marine Corps with a tour of duty in Vietnam Hendrix was an active life member of Vietnam Veterans of America Tecumseh Chapter 604 Richard W Hider 67 died recently in Orchard Park New York He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and a life member of Vietnam Veterans of America Lewiston Chapter 681 Frederick A Hogan 56 died September 28 2006 in Mattydale New York from respiratory failure pneumonia and lung metastases and squamous cell larynx cancer He served in the U S Navy with three tours of duty in Vietnam He was a member of Vietnam Veterans of America Syracuse Chapter 103 William Clyde Hopkins 71 died July 24 2005 in Texarkana Arkansas from renal cell carcinoma He served in the U S Navy from 1951 71 during the Korean and Vietnam Wars and retired after 20 years Hopkins was a member of Vietnam Veterans of America Texarkana Chapter 278 Douglas Allen Hunter 66 died October 6 2006 in Ottumwa Iowa from cancer He served in the U S Navy from 1959 70 and retired with 20 years service He served a tour of duty in Vietnam Hunter was a member and past vice president of Vietnam Veterans of America Ottumwa Chapter 667 Michael W Jackson 58 died April 4 2006 in Texarkana Texas from a clot to the heart He served in the U S Navy during the Vietnam War He was a life member of Vietnam Veterans of America Texarkana Chapter 278 He was the chapter chaplain and member of the board of directors Jim Jolliffe died in 2004 in North Platte Nebraska He served in the U S Navy during the Vietnam War and was a life member of Vietnam Veterans of America Oconomowoc Chapter 635 James Edward Kay 59 died September 9 2006 at home in Canton North Carolina He served in the United States Navy with service in the Vietnam War Kay was a member of Vietnam Veterans of America Clyde Chapter 980 Clayton Edward Keeling Jr 56 died March 13 2006 in Strongsville Ohio He served in the U S Marine Corps with service in Vietnam and was awarded the Purple Heart He was a life member of Vietnam Veterans of America Lakewood Chapter 249 Thomas Joseph Kelly 63 died December 11 2005 in Clarksville Tennessee from cancer He served in the U S Army with two tours in Vietnam and retired at the rank of Sergeant First Class Kelly was a member of Vietnam Veterans of America Clarksville Chapter 396 Galen Kittleson 81 died May 4 2006 at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota from cancer He entered the U S Army during World War II and was airborne and served in the South Pacific He helped free prisoners from the Bataan Death March from the Cabanatuan Prison He retired at the rank of Command Sergeant Major E 9 He was a member of Vietnam Veterans of America Lake Mills Chapter 790 Max Victor Koenig 53 died October 5 2006 in Nevada Missouri He served in the U S Army and served in Germany during the Vietnam War He was a member of Vietnam Veterans of America Nevada Chapter 918 Larce Kyzar 55 died August 30 2006 in Greenwell Springs Louisiana Kyzar was a veteran of the Vietnam War and a life member of Vietnam Veterans of America Baton Rouge Chapter 488 Milton Rosco Lawson 63 died October 18 2006 in Kinston North Carolina He served in the U S Air Force during the Vietnam War Lawson was a member of Vietnam Veterans of America Kinston Chapter 892 Dennis R Leary 56 died September 26 2005 in Millbury Massachusetts He was a veteran of the Vietnam War Leary was a life member of Vietnam Veterans of America Auburn Chapter 554 William Gary Lee Sr 73 died July 21 2006 in Cumberland Maryland He served in the U S Air Force for 22 years with three tours in Vietnam Dennis S Lepka Sr 56 died March 13 2006 in Morgantown West Virginia He served in the U S Marine Corps during the Vietnam War Lepka was a life member of Vietnam Veterans of America Morgantown Chapter 306 Johnny Long 59 died August 19 2006 in Clearwater Florida from a heart attack He served in the U S Army with a tour of duty in Vietnam in 1967 He was a member of Vietnam Veterans of America Indian Rocks Beach Chapter 522 Dennis Wayne Lowry 58 died August 5 2006 in Livonia Michigan of complications from the removal of a brain tumor He served in the U S Army with a tour of duty in Vietnam from May 1969 to April 1970 He was a member of Vietnam Veterans of America Plymouth Chapter 528 John A Macik 61 died May 2 2005 in Plymouth Michigan He served in the U S Army from April 1962 to September 1964 with service in the Vietnam War He was a life member of Vietnam Veterans of America Plymouth Chapter 528 James Leroy Mankins 62 died August 2 2006 in Newton Wisconsin He served in the U S Army with the 82nd Airborne Division Mankins was a member of Vietnam Veterans of America Manitowoc Chapter 731 Raymond L Marcil Jr 63 died October 2 2006 in Chicopee Massachusetts He served in the U S Navy during the Cuban Missile Crisis and also in the Vietnam War aboard the USS Saratoga He attained the rank of Boiler Technician Petty Officer 3rd Class Marcil was a life member of Vietnam Veterans of America Springfield Chapter 111 Charles F McNemar 55 was killed in a motor vehicle accident in Canton Ohio on October 14 2006 He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of Vietnam Veterans of America Sharon Lane Canton Memorial Chapter 199 William B Meytrotte 62 died recently in Pennington New Jersey He served in the U S Marine Corps with a tour of duty in Vietnam from 1967 68 Meytrotte was a member of Vietnam Veterans of America Flemington Chapter 452 Herbert F Miller Jr 58 died July 13 2006 in New Bedford Massachusetts He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and a life member of Vietnam Veterans of America New Bedford Chapter 499 Kenneth L Mills 58 died August 14 2006 in Great Bend Kansas He served in the U S Army during the Vietnam War He was a member of Vietnam Veterans of America Hays Chapter 939 Norman B Morsbach died recently in Flemington New Jersey He was a veteran of the Vietnam War Morsbach was a member of Vietnam Veterans of America Flemington Chapter 452 Gary E Myers 52 died February 8 2006 in Porterville California from Creutzfeldt Jakob disease and cardiopulmonary arrest He served in the U S Air Force during the Vietnam War Myers was a life member of Vietnam Veterans of America Exeter Chapter 441 Robert E Norris 73 died April 28 2006 in Clarksville Tennessee from cancer He served in the U S Army with a tour in Vietnam in an Airborne Division He served in Vietnam from March 1967 70 at the Dong Ha Army Base He was also on the ground in Indochina when the French pulled out He was a member of Vietnam Veterans of America Clarksville Chapter 396 Michael Joseph Novosel died April 2 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington D C at the age of 83 He served in the U S Army as an aviator He was a veteran pilot of World War II Korea and Vietnam and retired at the rank of Chief Warrant Officer 4 Novosel was awarded the Medal of Honor for heroic action in October 1969 with total disregard for his own safety he recovered 29 men pinned down by a large enemy force completing 15 hazardous extractions On the last flight Novosel was wounded and momentarily lost control of his aircraft but he recovered and flew to safety He was a life member of Vietnam Veterans of America Daleville Chapter 373 Richard T Nuske 69 died June 10 Shawano Wisconsin He served in the U S Air Force from 1968 73 with in country service in Vietnam Nuske was a life member of Vietnam Veterans of America Shawano Chapter 206 David A Nyberg died from a heart attack May 24 in Brooklyn Center Minnesota at the age of 53 He served in the U S Marine Corps during the Vietnam War Nyberg was a member of Vietnam Veterans of America Roseville Chapter 320 Michael Stewart O Neill Jr 59 died September 21 2006 in Camillus New York from respiratory failure and metastatic kidney cancer which he fought for seven years He served in the U S Army with a tour of duty in Vietnam O Neill was a member of Vietnam Veterans of America Syracuse Chapter 103 Arthur S C Bear Ott 61 died May 15 2006 at home in Mohrsville Pennsylvania of natural causes He served in the U S Army during the Vietnam War Ott was a life member of Vietnam Veterans of America Reading Chapter 131 Dennis Marin Perry died April 10 in Santa Rosa California at the age of 59 He died of complications from Agent Orange related diabetes mellitis He was born on the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco on January 7 1947 He served in the U S Army with a tour of duty in Vietnam He was a member of Vietnam Veterans of America Santa Rosa Chapter 223 Bob Potocki 57 died recently in Enola Pennsylvania He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and a life member of Vietnam Veterans of America Mount Clemens Michigan Chapter 154 Daniel R Plumadore 54 died August 2 2005 in Springfield Massachusetts He served in the U S Army in Vietnam with the 101st Airborne Division where he was awarded the Bronze Star Plumadore was a member of Vietnam Veterans of America Springfield Chapter 866 Elbert W Price died July 7 in Lawton Oklahoma at the age of 61 A veteran of the Vietnam War Price was a member of Vietnam Veterans of America Lawton Chapter 751 Adrian Paul Pruitt 56 died in Memphis of heart failure He served in the U S Army during the Vietnam War with a tour of duty from 1968 69 He also served in the Mississippi Army National Guard with the 155th in Operation Desert Shield Desert Storm Pruitt was a member of Vietnam Veterans of America Verona Chapter 842 Michael J Quinn died April 18 in San Francisco He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and an at large member of Vietnam Veterans of America California Dean Edwin Reynolds 68 died July 29 2006 in Grand Prairie Texas He served in the U S Air Force for 12 years with service in the Vietnam War He was the Director of Our House Drug Crisis Intervention Center in Fort Worth Texas He was a life member of Vietnam Veterans of America Dallas Fort Worth Chapter 137 and held the office of president for many years He was also the VVA Service Representative Officer for the Dallas VA Medical Center Christine Rhea died recently in Clinton Corner New York She was a veteran of the Vietnam War and a life member of Vietnam Veterans of America Pleasantville Chapter 49 Russell A Ridgewell died in 2004 in Oconomowoc Wisconsin He served in the U S Army during the Vietnam War Ridgewell was a life member of Vietnam Veterans of America Oconomowoc Chapter 635 Basilio M Rivera Jr 52 died August 7 2005 in Plymouth Michigan He served in the U S Air Force stationed in Taiwan during the Vietnam War Rivera was

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