Vietnam Veterans of America
The VVA Veteran® Online
September/October 2016

In this issue:

THIRD TIME’S A CHARM: VVA’s Leadership & Education Conference in Arizona
Hundreds of VVA leaders again gathered at the El Conquistador Resort in Tucson for VVA's biennial conference. Sheltered from the 118° desert heat, they came to pay tribute, recognize their accomplishments, and attend a wealth of seminars to inform and educate. But most of all, they came for the camaraderie.. [more] [on the cover]

Conference Seminars:
Planning a Meeting or Convention
Web Rosters—Coming Soon
Recognizing and Living with Secondary PTSD
Chapter and State Council Bylaws
Veteran Suicide and Risk Prevention
So You Want to Write a Book
Federal Laws Covering Children with Disabilities

Maryland Public TelevisionLZ MARYLAND: Bringing the Jungle Home VVA’s Baltimore Chapter 451 played a pivotal role in the success of Maryland Public Television’s most expensive event ever: a weekend celebration of Maryland’s Vietnam War veterans. [more]

U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Alicia BrandVVA’s CHARLIE KETTLES: MOH Caregiver You probably know of Charlie Kettles from all the attention he received when he was presented with a long-overdue Medal of Honor this summer. If you’re a member of his chapter you know him for so much more. [more]

Photo courtesy Jerry KleinA FACE TO A NAME: Florida Chapter 1036 and the Wall of Faces John Thomstatter, secretary of VVA Chapter 1036 in The Villages, Florida, recently learned about the VVMF’s effort to find a photo for every name on The Wall. That’s when his quest began. [more]

Illustration: Michael BlaserUNCOVERING LOCAL WANNABES: Quad Cities Chapter 299 Investigates In the process of exposing a fraud of their own, one local chapter also learned the patterns of behavior displayed by most Stolen Valor practitioners. [more]

Photo: Richard B. SmithPLAY BALL!: Ohio Chapter 97 Hosts Amputee Softball Games The Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team squared off against several local Dayton, Ohio, teams in recent exhibition games hosted by VVA’s Miami Valley Chapter 97. [more]

A Great Duck Race
VVA Chapter 862
A Tribute to Modern War Veterans
Knoxville, Tennessee, Chapter 1078
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