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The "Largest" VVA Chapter in Pennsylvania.

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  VVA 683  -   LIFE Members  - 460

AVVA  - 143   LIFE Members - 51





Vietnam Veterans of America Inc., Chapter 862 - Southwestern

*Please Note: The Main Host for our VVA 862 Website stated  the Website will be down tonight, anytime from 8:00 Pm till 2:00 AM. So if you try to get on it and can't, that will be the reason!

If you did not receive your Newsletter, then Scroll down to the Newsletters Tab "Below" and read it there!


VVA 862 "Weekly Updates" for Sept 12th, 2014


Please “look at the dates close people”. We have a lot going on this month! “All Dates are in RED

All these items pertain to VVA 862 Events only  "As they are completed, they will be removed"


September 17th thru Sept 21st - 32nd Annual Kokomo Vietnam Veterans Reunion 


THERE WILL BE “NO VVA 862 Meeting” on Wednesday.  It’s already over. Don’t be one of these people who make the statement, I didn’t get a newsletter and then show up for the meeting. There was plenty of advance notice of the meeting change this month. Not getting a Newsletter is No Excuse!


Sept 24th thru 28th - “WALL THAT HEALS” Will be on display. See Front Page of your Newsletter for details.

Security – Rich Kamzelski, Chairman, stated he still has more slots that need filled in. We have 2 parks to cover 24 / 7. Please call him at 724 -494 -5752

Wall Guides  - Lee Corfield, Chairman stated that 26 people have signed up. All Shirts have been ordered. Shirts will be distributed during the Wall Guide Class which will be conducted by Ron Worstell at 1:00 PM behind where the Wall is being set up on September 24th while the Wall is being Set Up! 


September 25, 2014 - Gold Star Mothers Luncheon  at 1:00 PM.  This is during the week of the “Wall That Heals” being here, but those not working the Wall, Please, just let me know your coming.

The price is $25.00 each and your choice of Pork or Chicken. Vegetarians can be accommodated if requested. We need to know how many are coming no later than September 15th, the Wooden Angel is the location and its always a great time for the Gold Star Mothers. They appreciate the time of fellowship with us and the smiles make it a great time. TO MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS JUST LET ME KNOW.   CHUCK INMAN 724/709/7747 


September 27th, 2014 - POW/MIA Ride to the “Wall”Leaves Rochester VFW at 3:00 PM and ends up at the “Wall That Heals” for a short ceremony.

 See Flyer on Page 11 of the Newsletter!

Again   “THERE WILL BE NO WEEKLY UPDATES THIS WEEK” due to the Kokomo trip.

VVA 862 Office is now closed and will be closed most of next week. Due to Dr's Appointments and VA & Kokomo, I'll be out of the office most of the week.


VVA 862  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  September  2014 Newsletter

Please Scroll down to the (WHITE) Newsletter Tab below




For any Information on Filling out your "Last Will" & "Testament"

Contact: Jake Barsottini @ 724-601-7293

or you can

email him at:


Please watch the Website for any upcoming activities!

Are you a Women Vietnam Veteran from Beaver County?
Are you a member of our chapter yet? If not, Please contact Michelle Wilcox, our VVA
 862 Women's Veteran Chairwomen at
724-847-3463 or you can email her at . We have an upcoming event where we are going to be honoring all women veterans of Beaver county and we'd like you to be a part of it.

Women's Veterans Website:  -



 Enjoy the changes to our Website

VVA 862 Memorial Stone at Cem of Alleghenies

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,

Please contact:

Ron Worstell, Bill Laughner or Lee Corfield.  




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:

bullet To help foster, encourage, and promote the improvement of the condition of the Vietnam-era veteran.
bullet 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.
bullet 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.
bullet 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.

bullet 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 13 in 2014 - 58,299


POW MIA's as of July 31st, 2014 is now down to




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Please Note: New Vietnam War History Resources Site has been recently added.


A New C-123 Site has been added.

Be Advised: Air Heritage, at the Beaver County Airport has the only one that's still flying.

Yes, Its safe to be around, It never saw duty in Vietnam!

Nicknamed "Thunder Pig"

That's the Aircraft that Sprayed the Defolient that's now called

"Agent Orange"

It was not given the name Agent Orange until 1984!


VVA : Is the only National Vietnam Veterans Organization Congressionally Chartered and exclusively

dedicated to Vietnam Veterans and their families.

Last updated  - September 16th,  2014

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