VVA 862



  Southwestern, Pa.

Now over 80,000 members in the United States

Total PA VVA Veterans - 4227

VVA 862 is the "Largest" VVA Chapter in Pennsylvania.

as of the September 30th, 2016 Roster

VVA  774  total w/ LIFE Members  - 685

  3rd "Largest Chapter in the United States"


"Special Announcements (Below)


Just a reminder that tomorrow evening December 9th is our VVA 862 “Honor Guard” practice at the Midland VFW 7:00 PM.


Each practice we sometimes make changes to our routine during our Funeral Services.

Sometimes we decide to remove things and/or add things. We should “All” be on the same page.


To keep up on all the changes we need our members to attend these practices so that you are aware of the changes.



Death of John J. Justi Jr.


It is with deep regret we announce the death of John J. Justi Jr. 91 of Brighton Twp, originally New Brighton, Pa. John passed away on Tuesday December 6th. John was a WWII Veteran who served with the U S Army. John is the brother of VVA 862 LIFE member Ron Justi of New Castle.


Viewing will be:  Thursday 6:00 Pm to 8:00 Pm and Friday 2:00 till 4: & 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the:


Gabauer Funeral Home and Cremation Services

1133 Penn Ave.

New Brighton, Pa. 15066


Military Service by our VVA 862 Honor Guard will be Saturday at 10:45 AM at Sylvania Hills Cemetery.


Cards may be sent to:

Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Justi

75 Links Drive

New Castle, Pa. 16101


Thank You


********  Upcoming TET Reunion Information   ********

(Trying to download the Flyer- Lets Say its "In Progress")

Vietnam Veterans of America
Chapter 862 - Southwestern PA
18th Annual
Tet Party
Saturday, February 18, 2017
The Fez
2312 Brodhead Road - Hopewell Township, PA
Doors open at 4:30 PM—Program starts at 6:00 PM—Dinner follows
Program Features
Memorial Ceremony for Beaver County Veterans Lost in Action
VVA Chapter 862 Color Guard & Marine JROTC Color Guard
Call for tickets NOW: 724-843-6828 (tickets sell out early)
Price includes Buffet Dinner, Draft Beer, Soft Drinks, Coffee & Dessert * Cash Bar available
Music & Dancing by Rudy Zetz
To order tickets by mail, send check with a self-addressed stamped envelope to:
VVA Chapter 862, 119 Jonathan Drive, Darlington PA 16115
Tickets only $25 - Tables of 10 may be reserved for $250


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You may now obtain a Life Membership for $75.00!

VVA 862 has agreed to continue to pay the $25.00 discount for life membership applications for  our chapter?  Even if all remaining Chapter 862 “non-life” members take advantage of this, we will still receive more money in life membership rebates than the cost of this discount. 

When mailing items for Membership Please use our Membership Chairman's address who is:

Gary Shaffer

709 Ohio Ave.

       Midland, Pa. 15059-1415


Official Chapter 862 Mailing Address


We now have a new PO BOX address to be used for VVA 862 Mail

VVA Chapter 862

PO Box 26

Rochester, Pa. 15074


Please Welcome Our Newest "LIFE"  VVA 862 Members:


As of

October - 2016

Raymond Becker

James Brison

William Buchannon

Edward Coyne

Joseph Glass

Joseph Grisola

William Guitteau

D. Alfred Hancq

Sammual Harrison

Peter Herman

Duane Herron

John Hobbs

Mark Johnson

Gary Keen

Alan Klacik

Curtis Knox

Chester Kozlowski

Bruce Maratta

Kenneth McDaniels

Joseph Nakoa

Michael Rudolph

John Wargo

Joseph White


Our meetings are currently held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at the:

The Meeting in December will be a little different. This time we are eating first and then have the meeting after. Actually, meeting will start probably with in a 1/2 hour after we start eating. Remember, this is for VVA 862 - AVVA 862 members only. You don't bring your grandkids brothers sisters etc. You know what I mean.


179 Virginia Ave

Rochester, PA. 15074


We are one of very few, "Board of Directors" that meet monthly!
 The Board of Directors meets in the "Board Room"

every 2nd Wednesday of every month at 7:00 PM. 

VVA Chapter 862 is located in Southwest Pennsylvania.

Our membership includes all of Beaver County as well as the following surrounding counties. Allegheny, Armstrong, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Lawrence, Washington & Westmoreland Counties. 
 We also have many members scattered out all over the United States. 


(Brief History)

When did it all start? We needed 25 to sign a charter,
 Our first meeting was organized by Lloyd "Skip" Haswell and held on Wednesday, March 15, 2000 at Boscov's Department Store in the Beaver Valley Mall in Monaca, PA.  We only had 17 attend.

We waited for 3 months, Skip put an ad in the Beaver County Times and tried again!
The next meeting was held at the Monaca American Legion on Wednesday, July 19, 2000 where we had 53 attend, therefore, we signed the charter that night and we have met every month since then. An "Election of Officers" was held that evening, and we were on our way

President - Lloyd "Skip" Haswell

Vice President - Michael Mikulich

2nd Vice President - Jon Neely (Dec)

Secretary - Frank "Lee" Corfield

Treasurer - William T. Muns

Delegate - Tracy King

This chapter was organized under the Law of 1988 and filed Articles of Incorporation with

the Pennsylvania Department of State on the 2nd day on November, 2000.