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Thanks for helping people get the info they need. Good stuff as always. Keep up the great work!!!
Very informative blog post.Really thank you! Keep writing. keedefeaddecfcac
Ronald G. Ciocci email@example.com
Gents: It might be informative to include a section in our VVA State Council web page a tab labeled "Deceased Members of District #." It will provide comfort to the family, respect to the VVA deceased member, and a means to spread the word that a VVA friend in our district has passed away.A brief obituary from his or her family members should be included. Just a thought!
Donald Mohr firstname.lastname@example.org
web site is constructed very well, and very easy to go from one page to another using the drop down menu. Great job.
George Reischling email@example.com
TO THOSE WHO HAVE FOUGHT FOR IT, LIFE HAS A FLAVOR THAT THE PROTECTED WILL NEVER KNOW! I came upon your name while surfing the net and knew that the above statement would have special meaning for you. I served with 3/22nd, 25th Infantry Division out of Tay Ninh as an infantryman. Fought the NVA on the slopes of Nui Ba Den twice with numerous firefights in and around the area bordering the Cambodian border. Remember your Christmas in Vietnam? Mine was spent on an ambush patrol near the Cambodian border. After 5 months in the field, I was pulled to the 93rd Evac at Long Binh to work with soldiers suffering from combat fatigue. Over the last 10 years, I chronicled my tour of duty and the response has been overwhelming. With your military background, you may find it interesting. There are presently over One Hundred 5 Star Reviews worldwide I believe that you will relate to this true story of the fight for Nui Ba Den and the struggles and sacrifices that the soldiers who served their country in Vietnam endured. Thousan
James Carter firstname.lastname@example.org
I am Chapter Secretary for Chapter 1067 in Huntsville, AL. Your site is very impressive.
Marie Lirya Khauo email@example.com
Jim Dugan firstname.lastname@example.org
Congratulations to Southern New Jersey VVA Chapter 1068 on its charter. VVA has finally come to Southwestern NJ. It was long overdue!
JANE D SOLT JANESOLT@GMAIL.COM
THIS IS TO INFORM THE MEMBERS OF THE VVA THAT MY HUSBAND, PAUL R SOLT OF CHAPTER 151 IN BAYONNE, PASSED AWAY ON JULY 20, 2009. I AM NOT SURE IF THIS WAS SUBMIT AT THE TIME OF HIS DEATH OR NOT, IF NOT I AM NOTIFYING THE ORGANIZATION NOW. HE WAS 61 AND WAS A NAVY VETERAN DURING THE VIETNAM WAR AND WAS ABOARD THE USS FORRESTAL AT THE TIME OF THE EXPLOSION.
Oswald D. Plumley email@example.com
I was at DaNang, VN 69-70 with the USAF Postal. I am trying to locate a friend stationed with me at that time. His name, Richard E. Harter living last known address in Georgetown, SC
Sue Quinn-Morris firstname.lastname@example.org
THE WALL THAT HEALS COMES TO CHERRY HILL "The Wall That Heals," a half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., will bring the message of The Wall Home: to Cherry Hill from April 16th to April 19th, 2009. Located at the American Legion in Cherry Hill, the exhibition will feature the dramatic replica - stretching nearly 250 feet in total length - as well as an Information Center and traveling museum displaying memorabilia left at The Wall in Washington DC. Special activities include Opening Ceremonies Thursday, April 16th 6:30pm, Candlelight Services Friday, April 17th 7pm, Medal Ceremony Saturday, April 18th, and Closing Ceremonies Sunday, April 19th 4pm. The Wall That Heals is open 24 hours a day beginning Thursday, April 16th until Sunday, April 19th. There is no charge for admission. For more information, including sponsorship and volunteer opportunities, call 856-665-3889. The American Legion is located at Marlboro & Martin Aves., Cherry Hill, NJ.
Rance Jurevwicz, Capt., USA, Re email@example.com
FANTASTIC Web Site! We have added a link to our monthly newsletter so that more veterans can be made aware of this tremendous resource. Also, please visit our web site to learn about hidden government benefits you are eligible for and how to significantly increase your service-connected compensation or VA pension.
Fred Iannone firstname.lastname@example.org
Great Work, Joe. Living in NC, the web site keeps me informed of how my State Council is doing. Miss all of you! Fred & Nan
Allen (Red) Rhodes email@example.com
Excellent, keep up the good work, Joe.
Jim Dugan firstname.lastname@example.org
I tried to cultivate interest in a VVA chapter here in the Camden County area earlier this year. There was interest but not too much. Out of 32 inquiries made, I only obtained 5 positive responses. Most of the negative comments came from people who were near retirement age, and said they were leaving the state upon retirement because they couldn't afford the high state property taxes on a fixed income. My opinion is, the various veteran groups in this state, VVA,VFW, American Legion and others should form a united coalition of veterans to fight the rising property tax's affects on seniors. After all, a large portion of seniors are veterans. The thing to push for is dropping the school funding portion of the tax bill for senior citizens. It would go a long way to making NJ an affordable pay to live again, and maybe keep our veterans from feeling they have to leave.
Tony Z email@example.com
Want to do a reunion with all the guys in Headquarters Company 1/28 black lions from Fort Reiley Kans 1964-65 landed at Phoc VIn
Rick Harrison RICKVVA688@aol.com
Joe Pomilio, Past President of Chapter 688, passed away last Saturday morning. The viewing will be April 12th from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM at the Coromabolen Funeral Home, 66 Lacey Road, Whiting, NJ, 1-732-350-0003. A service will be held at the Wm. Doyle Cemetery Chapel, 350 Providence Lake Road, Wrightstown, NJ, at 1:30 PM.
Steve Korbelak firstname.lastname@example.org
Please provide Tom Grodkowitz and John Zymslowski with Chapter 151 in Bayonne with my email address. I couldn't get to their website. I was born and raised in Bayonne and would like to talk with them. Thanks. Steve (Dorsey) USMC Nam 68/69.
Timothy Shoh email@example.com
I served stateside with the XVIII Abn Corps Arty, Ft Bragg, NC, from 11/66 to 6/68. I never get tired of saying THANKS to all the vets who served over there. Keep the faith!
Lee Forlaw-Hoff firstname.lastname@example.org
Corrections to chapter 855 page Pres. Chuck Hoff, Vice Pres. Ted Figula, Sec/Tres. Bob O'Rourke, AVVA Rep. Lee Forlaw-Hoff NJSC Delegates Chuck Hoff, Bob O'Rourke, Bob Maras Alternate NJSC Benita Weber
Glenn Miller, Jr. email@example.com
Will be visiting The Moving Wall which will be in our county at Medford, NJ 14-19 June 06. I served with the 34th Engineer Bn. 1966-1967 at Bien Hoa.
George Kenneybrook firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking through to see whats happening in NJ. I was a charter and founding member of Chapter#327. Keep up the good work guys.
Lee Forlaw-Hoff (VVA855) email@example.com
VVA855 contact phone number is incorrect. Please change to: phone/fax (609)242-6978,e-mail VVA855NJ@aol.com. We have requested this change before but it was not done. Thank you. Lee
Roger B. Graffius firstname.lastname@example.org
Want to get in touch with Walter W. Hazelman an old war buddy. Email me, Walt.
I served in the Air Force and stationed in Phu Cat and DaNang in '67 and '68 (TeT) Squadron was the 459th TAS. Looking for any members of my old squadron. GOD BLESS US ALL!
Jack Haas email@example.com
Looking for information on how to contact anyone from my unit in Viet Nam. I served with the Americal 5th 46th of the 198th inf. Co A, from 5/69-6/70.I corp.
Jack Haas firstname.lastname@example.org
I would be in getting on your mailing list.
great work you people!
JAMES TRAUTNER TRAUTNERJ@WESTDEPTFORD.COM
WELCOME HOME TO ALL OF YOU VETS. I WAS WITH THE FIRST CAV. IN 1968, DURING THE TET OFFENSIVE.
CeCe Corvera email@example.com
I am trying to locate a chapter of the 101st Airborne, possibly the General McAuliffe's chapter somewhere in New Jersey. If you can put me in touch with this chapter, please email me. I am helping a friend who lost his son on Dec. 31, 1968 to a Vietnamese sniper. Thank you for your help.
Paul Sutton firstname.lastname@example.org
Good job on re-invigorating the website. Much good information.
Judy Bolio email@example.com
Very good website! I found exactly what I needed to find very easily! Judy Bolio AVVA Region 5 Director AVVA National Awards Committee Chair
Thompson R. Chase firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for all your help with my prostate cancer and the VA. I had a very successful Proton Treatment at Loma Linda Medical Center without surgery. Please call with any questions 201-618-7099
Thomas Mallonee email@example.com
I have been looking for a veteran friend for many years now and was hoping he may or may have belonged to our great organization in your locale. I know for sure that he originated from Bayonne, because I use to help him write letters home. His Name: is George C or O Miller, served in 1st Motor Transport located in Chu Lai from February 1966 to September 1966. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Semper Fi, Tom
Angelo Vitalone, Sr. Gysgtvitalone@aol.com
I WRITE A FEW WORDS I AM SO SORRY THE PEOPLE I HAVE HAD GIVING ME A WELCOME THEN I DON'T EVEN MAKE A MEETING I AM SORRY GYSGT VITALONE USM VIETNAM 65-66 I WILL TRY HARDER.
Jim Tierney firstname.lastname@example.org
Served in 1961 to 1965. Crash Crew, Cherry Point Futema Okinawa, Da Nang Vietnam. Looking forward to the Crash Crew reunion at Quantico 2005.
Butch Kendall BUTCH5044@AOL.COM
Ric Stephan email@example.com
Nice job getting the site back up and running. Ric
Harold K. Gray firstname.lastname@example.org
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN. i HOPE YOU CAN HELP ME WITH A PROBLEM i HAVE. MY BROTHER-IN-LAW GARY NADEN HAS CLAIMED SINCE WE MET HIM OVER 20 YEARS AGO THAT HE IS A VIETNAM VET.HE REFUSES TO SHOW ME HIS DD214 AND HAS MANY OUTLANDISH CLAIMS.EVER SINCE THAT (FAKE ) MARINE VETERAN WAS ARRESTED AT A MEMORIAL SERVICE AND WITH ALL THAT IS HAPPENING WITH KERRY AND HIS CLAIMS MY FAMILY AND I CAN NO LONGER TAKE HIS LIES AND MIS INFORMATION AND HOPE YOU CAN SHED SOME LIGHT ON OUR QUESTIONS. LET ME START BY SAYING THAT MY FATHER WAS A VETERAN FROM WWI AND KOREA. HE ENLISTED AT AGE 16 AND WENT TO AFRICA THEN SICILY AND ITALY AND BY THE TIME HE REACHED ENGLAND BEFORE D-DAY HE WAS A FIRST SGT. AFTER NORMANDY AND THE BATTLE OF THE BULGE AND WITH PATTEN INTO BERLIN HE WAS A FIRST LT. HE MARRIED MY MOM WHO ESCAPED FROM A WORK CAMP AND FOUGHT WITH THE CHECH UNDERGROUND FOR 3 YEARS.HE WAS GENERAL MARK CLARKS ADJUTANT AFTER THE WAR. MY MOM CANNOT TALK ABOUT THE WAR WITHOUT CRYING AND HAS SAID MY DAD USED TO HAVE NIGHTMARES EVERY NIGHT SCREAMING AND CRYING, ETC.
ANGELO VITALONE, SR. VITALONESR@AOL.COM
I LIKE THE WEBSITE VERY INFORMATIVE PLEASE LET ME KNOW HOW DO I GO ABOUT FINDING OTHER VETERANS WHO SERVED IN VIETNAM AND WENT THROUGH PARRIS ISLAND WITH ME 18AUGUST64TO18NOV65.
Ed Murtaugh M127Gunner@aol.com
South Jersey Vietnam Veterans Association Stop in.
Joseph M. Patane 2nd Maude@cccnj.net
I am trying to Obtain Info on how to acquire copies of My Military Medical records from When I was In the U.S.Navy! 1965-1968 I need said copy's for appeal on claim for Increase Of V.A. benefits... thank you
ANGELO VITALONE, SR. email@example.com
great webpage plenty of information
Patricia Lahotsky firstname.lastname@example.org
This web site is very interesting!
I need to get in touch with Bob McNulty the Government Affairs Chairman New Jersey State CouncilAbout the Veterans Caucus in the state of New Jersey. MY E-Mail is email@example.com Phone:# (410)788-0446 Address is 5936 Charles St. Baltimore,MD, Thanks Tom Insley Government Affairs Chair Maryland State Council
"Thomas Insley, Sr." firstname.lastname@example.org
Excellent Web Site
tim griffin email@example.com
I have been asked by a local resident in the town of Livingston, Nj to located any Vietnam veterans group interested in helping us with a project to bring the traveling Vietnam War Memorial to our town in 2004. It takes a lot of preparation to make this happen and having a recognized state group would be very helpful. If the members of the NJ State Council are interested in this project, please contact me at the attached email address. Thanks to all you Vietnam vets for your service!
Roger M. Christian TriFalconDove@AOL.Com
The All American Dance Troupe, 377th VVA, Dryden, New York is re-auditioning young people between the ages of 12 to 18 YO. We need help to develop link exchanges on the troupe's homepage in order for other youth to see. Please help to get the word out. Yours, Mr. Roger M. Christian 377th VVA
James T. Maroney firstname.lastname@example.org
I was in country Dec 26, 1966 to Dec 24, 1967. Left just before '68 Tet offensive. Crew chief of F 100s at Bien Hoa Air Base, home of Agent Orange. Hope you Vets that have diabetes check out with the VA over benefits. I'm glad I did. Also I'd like to thank the various agencies that helped me to file an appeal.Diabetes II is now covered if you were exposed to Agent Orange. If you were in II corp it was the the area where the most heavily dropped loads of Agent Orange were used. DaNang was also heavily exposed. No matter where you were if you were in country YOU were exposed to Agent Orange. You are entitled to compensation. Go get it.
James T. Maroney email@example.com
I am trying to find an address to send coupons to. I found a site and promptly lost it. Thanks
Bill Bryant firstname.lastname@example.org
I have interest in securing NJ Vietnam Veteran plates. Please provide information on securing these license plates. Served in Vietnam with 2d Bn, 502d Inf, 101st Airborne 1969-1970. Thank you
ANGELO VITALONE SR GYSGTVITALONE@AOL.COM
LOOKING FOR A CHAPTER I AM A LIFE MEMBER AT LARGE.I AM A VIETNAM VETERAN SERVED IN THE USMC 1964-1991 SERVED IN VIETNAM 65-66 MOSTLY DANANG AND CHULIA AREAS. RETIRED GYSGT VITALONE SEMPER FI
Phillip J. Wipperman email@example.com
Served in USMC 65 to 69. Was At Marble Mt and Khe Sahn in 1967. Looking for any Marine Crash Crew People, Vietnam or other duty stations, Were having a reunion at Cherry Point, NC this Oct 3 and 4, 2003. Does anybody know where I can find an on line site listing names of Nam Vets? There were two, but both stopped listing Nam Vets. Crash Crew Marines can go to our web site at www.affr.homestead.com to check us out or join our association and receive info about the reunion. Semper Fi all you Marines. Great site and great service you all are providing us vets! God Bless You all!
Brooke Rowe n/a
Free Veterans Directory Available, Associate Librarian
Rebekah Irivne Camli43@netscape.net
My father served in Vietnam and i am looking for information on a tattoo. My father says that it has a sword down the center and barbed wire around it. It also says something on it I'm not sure what. If you have any information on this please email me. Thanks a lot. Oh yah, You have a great web site going here.
Jim Smith firstname.lastname@example.org
Great Site and Organization! Served 67-68, 9th Aviation Bn, 9th Inf Div
FRANK YUSKO email@example.com
The Spotswood H.S. History Club seeks vets to participate in an after gathering on the afternoon of Thursday, March 27 on the Hanoi Jane Fonda controversy! Please contact Club Advisor Frank Yusko at (732) 723-2201
RAY GRAGLIA RAYMOND.GRAGLIA@MED.VA.GOV
LET US NOT FORGET THE 32,000 AMERICAN SERVICE MEMBERS WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES DURING THE VIETNAM WAR OUTSIDE SE ASIA. I SERVED WITH A FEW,AMONG THEM MICHAEL WIGGLESWORTH, KIA ABOARD USS INDEPENDENCE,DECEMBER 1971
Mr. Jay Merrill Fowle firstname.lastname@example.org
Good web site!
Gary S. Martisofski email@example.com
"Howard E. Kern, Jr." firstname.lastname@example.org
Was one of the recipients to be inducted into the Chapel of the Four Chaplains in September, I want to thank both the State Council and Chapter 602 in North Cape May for their hospitality and will be back in the Cape May are next Oct. hope to see some of you then. Once again, thank you. Howard Kern Vice President Licking County Chapter 55.
John Cokos email@example.com
I know your out there. If your from South Jersey, Gloucester or Camden counties in particular, there isn't a local chapter down here, but this could be a focal point. Contact me if you are interested in developing a group in this area.
Gerald A. Ney Gerald_A_Ney@icpphil.navy.mil
Nicely done site
Frederick V. Iannone UntdSAFSP@aol.com
I love this link because I can keep up with what's happening in NJ. Great Job, Joe! Keep it up. Freddie
Paul Sutton firstname.lastname@example.org
Darned good page! Great job, Joe! Paul Sutton, President NJ State Council, Inc. 2002-2004
Peter P. Kozak email@example.com
I'm originally from NJ. Newark, Elizabeth, Linden, Metuchen, whatever. However your web site is great. We're dedicating a memorial to the moving wall here in Pa. on the 27th of this month. And if your can't attend. Could you email me a statement to the dedication? It took us four years to raise the money to put a memorial there, and seven years to get the moving wall before that. Just a little Kudos would go along way for everyone. Thanks and God Bless America. Peter
"ANGELO VITALONE, SR." firstname.lastname@example.org
I LIKE THE WEB PAGE ITS GREAT WEBPAGE I AM A RETIRED MARINE AND A VIETNAM VETERAN
Tom Leisner email@example.com
Served in country at Tuy Hoa RVN with the 31st TFW in FMS patching bullet holes in F-100s.
Johnie L. Williams Johniew@Care2.com
Vietnam Veteran (69-70) Danang South Vietnam Army (Retired), My Home: is Mt. Holly, NJ, I am currently working for the Federal Government in Lexington, KY. I would like to join a chapter close to Mt. Holly, NJ to apply for Vietnam Veterans License Plates. Please provide information. Thank You
Skip Haswell firstname.lastname@example.org
Great Web Site Donna... A guy could spend hours on here... Thanks for all ya do! Skip Haswell, President VVA 862 - PA. PA District 6 Director
Donna Keefer email@example.com
I finally took a moment to check it out and its GREAT- WONDERFUL-SUPER! You out did yourself Joe!
Patricia Mielke RacinYank@aol.com
Looking for JIM EGAN's sister JOANNE. Anyone who knows Joanne's married Name: or where she went to high school/college PLEASE EMAIL ME! I am more than willing to share all the info I have on Jim and his case plus the Name: /address of the Marine who I started this search for. I also have found three men who attended PINGRY school with Jim. We want to talk to Joanne. God bless. Pat
Ed Collins firstname.lastname@example.org
I'm trying to find John Lillis who I served with in Qui Nhon 1968 thru 1969. John was from Carlstadt, NJ
Ric Stephan email@example.com
I have two email addresses firstname.lastname@example.org
Would like to get in touch with James Tegyi.
Gary Wall email@example.com
Hey folks. Just checking in to see how you are all doing. It has been a long time. Give my congratulations to Mike! Gary
Lou Amigroni firstname.lastname@example.org
As past commander of the Sons of The American Legion & life member of the AVVA I am proud to stand by all our vets. & help them in any way possible. Your deeds will never be forgotten & neither shall your comrades. All MIA & POW's all over the world. My thoughts & prays to all vets. WELCOME Home: & thank you
Fred Iannone UntdSAFSP@aol.com
Excellent job, Joe!
Mike Eovino email@example.com
I lived in NJ for 55 yrs (now live in SC). I served in the 1st Air Cav in Vietnam from Nov 1965 thru Nov 1966 (1/5 Inf.--Delta & HQ Co). I'm interested in contacting anyone from 1st Cav who was in-country during that time
Joe Roman firstname.lastname@example.org
Vietnam Vet, ready and able
Joe The T Man RTNewYork2@aol.com
Great site! They Will No Be Forgotten
John A. Lally Shoreconnection1@aol.com
Asbury Park Press NJ pg. B4 titled No Transfer For Vietnam Vet. Victim Robert L. Sherwood was refused to be transferred from prison to a rehab.This article should be read by all Vietnam vets and there supporters. Article reported by Carol Gorga Williams B (732-557-5732)
Jerry Dennis email@example.com
Seeking information on Unit Decorations on the First Aviation Battalion including the 282nd AHC while serving in Vietnam from 1965-1970. Thanks, Jerry Dennis
Toni (Oneill) Smits firstname.lastname@example.org
I am the daughter of a soldier of the Vietnam War. My father is Ken Smits (Clint). He served in 1969. My father has written a book to honor the men who fought and died along side him. I urge anyone who would have interest in reading this wonderful book to contact me. It is my mission to get the word out about this book. It holds nothing back.
Jerry Hughes email@example.com
Hi Guys! Got onto the website, but couldn't bring up Chapter 800 officers. Need the email address and phone number the fellow who makes the beaded necklaces. Thanx, Jerry
Joseph V. Merimonde THE_GRIZ@prodigy.net
Served in Vietnam as Radioman on board USS Okinawa 1966/67 trying to join one of these chapters but need a reservation number. How do I get this number
Gerry Fitzpatrick firstname.lastname@example.org
Please let your chapters know of our web site for diabetic Vietnam vets
James P. Hanbeury Danger245@yahoo.com
1st INF DIV 66-67 SFC USA RET.
Steve Korbelak email@example.com
Born, raised, and worked in Bayonne until 10 years ago. Still have relatives there. Also, member of VVA Chapter #25 named after Tom Corey, our National VVA Vice President. He comes to our meetings In Lake Worth, FL
Skip Haswell firstname.lastname@example.org
Great website, brothers... enjoyed checking it out! THANKS! Have done everything to find a Nam Buddy. His Name: is Paul Greaves, hometown Plainfield NJ just by chance, one of you may know him! L. Skip Haswell, President VVA, 862, Pa.
Joe Doc Saxman email@example.com
Outstanding job on the Web Page. Of course it was Navy man who did. Go NAVY
Jeani Wells firstname.lastname@example.org
George Duggins email@example.com
John D. LeGates firstname.lastname@example.org
Great Page. This mode of keeping in touch with each other is great. Keep up the good work. I am proud to be a member of the New Jersey State Council. Welcome Home: everyone.
Dennis Cannarella email@example.com
just came from council meeting in Linden and found out that we had a web page, had to go home and look at it. It looks great! It will soon be filled with a mountain of info for us see soon. Great job! Thanks Dennis chapter 779
Robert Corsa firstname.lastname@example.org
this is an outstanding Site lets use it Semper Fi
Larry Klein email@example.com
I have to give you all and old Army saying, YOU DONE GOOD might not sound special, but when that is all the Army gives out, you have had to do something special. Keep up the good work. Larry Klein Region II Director
Anthony J. Moskal firstname.lastname@example.org
The correct telephone number for the Chapter #233 FAX is 1-732-727-4258
Scott Minor email@example.com
hi to my brothers in NJ, especially to my old unit, Chapter 228. I miss you all. Scott
Tom Lowndes firstname.lastname@example.org
Our chapter #228 does not have its officers listed with your web page. Why not? It was sent to the state council. Please check and let me know since I'm the one who sent it.
Mike Vecchio email@example.com
SUPER JOB....... Will FURTHER enhance to success of VVA of New Jersey. Am PROUD to be associated with it and PROUD to be the NJ St. Council President.
Tom O'Neil firstname.lastname@example.org
Informative web site. Now we need to get each VVA chapter on board.
Joe Kochanski email@example.com
Joe, Nice job on the Web Page. It will serve to pass on needed information. Congratulations for a job well done.