Vietnam Veterans of America
Chapter 965

"Keeping the Memory Alive with 965"

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I attended a "Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans" Celebration last night sponsored by Hospice of the Chesapeake. I was a little reluctant to attend, but must say after going with my wife & some of our VVA Chapter members, was glad I did. It was held at the BWI Hilton, who did a great job with the hors d'oeuvres and drinks. There were several guest speakers, three of whom I really think  touched everyone in the audience & deserve a special "Thank You" . The first was MIDN Sarah Howard who thanked all the Vietnam Veterans for their efforts and sacrifices during the Vietnam War. MIDN Howard explained how the Vietnam Veterans rescued her family from the North Vietnam troops who were taking over the South. MIDN Howard is now a very proud member of the U.S. Navy attending the U.S. Navy Academy in Annapolis in Maryland. After her speech there were many wet faces in the audience as well as hers. One could definitely tell it was most heartfelt, not to mention her commitment to the United States with her service in the United States Navy.

The other outstanding speaker was Command Sgt. Major Forbes from the U.S. Army who gave a very inspirational message, and after his message, I believe most of the Vietnam Veterans in the audience were ready to reenlist.

Last, but definitely not least was Vietnam Veteran Wayne L. Miller (USMC) who did his GREAT rendition to "God Bless the U.S.A." All in all, I believe it was a very well planned event and enjoyed by all the Vietnam Veterans in attendance. Once again Thank you to Hospice of the Chesapeake and all of their co-partners, as well as the BWI Hilton.

                                                                    Gary Budny
                                                                  VVA Chapter 965


President: "Elvis" John Knapp Jr.

(served in the Army in Vietnam, during the Vietnam War
and served in the Vietnam War 1968 Tect Offensive)

1st Vice President: Daniel Woolfrey
( Served In The U.S. Marines During The Vietnam War )

2nd Vice President: Robert Sandlass
( Served In The U.S. Marines During The Vietnam War )

Secretary: Jerry Lloyd
( Served In The U.S. Army During The Vietnam War )

Treasurer: Dean Henderson
(served in the Navy during the Vietnam War)
I am glad to hold office of treasurer and to support the VVA and all military
personnel who have served. I am willing to help the Veterans in anyway I can.

Membership Chairman: John Quaty
Our membership has been growing each year.
If you have served in the military during the Vietnam War
era, you are eligible to join the VVA. Membership dates
are February 28,1961 through May 7,1975.
You must present a current photo ID and
a copy of your DD214 and a completed
VVA membership application

(you can download from this website).
Our annual dues are $20.00... or you
can purchase a "Life Membership"
for $100.00 Until Further Notice...
I am looking forward to seeing more
members attend the monthly meetings.
We meet on the last Thursday of each month
at 7:30 pm. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Board of Directors: Joseph Amos

Board of Directors: Gary Budny

Board of Directors: Deborah Knapp

Board of Directors: Jerry Lloyd

Board of Directors: John Quaty

Board of Directors: Robert Sandless

Board of Directors: Paul Torres

Board of Directors: Norman White

Board of Directors: Daniel Woolfrey

State Delegates:

Gary Budny

Donald Capp

John Knapp

John Quaty



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