The VVA Veteran May 2012 : Page 4

IN SERVICE TO AMERICA WELCOME HOME VIETNAM VETERANS DAY BY KEN SPIEGEL Through snow, rain, wind, and cold they came to say “Thank You” and “Welcome Home.” Mid-Michigan Chapter 1047 in Harrison held its first Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day event on March 30. The small town was filled with honored guests, Vietnam War veterans, Vietnam-era veterans, veterans of other wars, people from the Harrison area, guests from all around the state, and a few from other states. Some sixty local businesses and bands donated their time and money. Welcome Home Day was a great success. More than three hundred people—along with classes from Harrison schools—attended ceremonies at the Harrison American Legion Post and the Clare County Courthouse. JANE VERSHAVE VVA joined other veterans service organizations to say “Welcome Home.” It seemed like the entire town joined together to make the day a success. NEW VIETNAM VETERANS OF AMERICA LIFE MEMBERS ALABAMA Horace Allen David Bailey Ronald Barnes Curtis Burton Wilburn Cockrum James Crutcher Paul Fast Peter Fast James Finn Franklin Fletcher Norman Gill Jerry Hatfield Emory Humphrey Herman Jefferson Milton Jones Curtis Jordon Comer Kite Richard Knight Thomas Lightfoot Winston Littlefield Willie Martin Jesse McCure Joseph McDonald Eddie Peabody Gordon Rhymes Charlie Robinson William Smith Frank Stovall Marion Willard Willie Wilson James Wingfield ALASKA Dwight King ARIZONA David Anderson John Cappalla Edwin Faust Gene Florest William Gardiner William Gates George Gaun James Nimesgern Robert Walters James Wesanen ARKANSAS Rufus English Joseph Ezell Allen Powers CALIFORNIA Stephen Anderson Frank Barkley Howard Bascom Paul Batto Michael Bradley Wilson Brinkley Curtis Brown Charles Burnett Leroy Caldwell Brad Campbell William Davis Jim Feener Glen Foss Charles Gardner Lewis Gault William T. Grafe Raymond Hansen Thomas Lara Granger Lathrop Richard Lev Bill Lloyd Frank Macias Andrew Martinez Harry Mitchell Raul Mitre Robert Muhlbach Joachim Nameche Allan Nicholson Ron Njirich Jonathia North Rodwick Padilla William Pollack Albert Rasch Bruce Rees Daniel Reyna Charles Rhoades David Richey Robert Richmond Bernard Robertson Karl Rodefer Tim Rounke Alvin Salge James Scagliola Martin Scott James Slusser John Smith James Spoerer Alan Stelzer Terry Sweeney Cornelius Talbert Girolomo Trezza Celestino Valdez John Venter Keith Vierling CANADA Jim Ashdown COLORADO Hal Coffman Alfred Hicks Martin Smith John Kanaly Steve Weeks Wilfred White William Wilson Bob Young GUAM Jesus Camacho Thomas Mendiola Joseph Sablan Jack Shimizu Steven McCollum Mark Morrison Howard Rupp James Sak David Sandell Douglas Tice Glen Woltman KANSAS Richard Dixon Robert Gier Lynn Rolf Bill Rosing Stephen Werth KENTUCKY James Armstrong Michael Gullo Bill Lamblin Salvatore Mancuso Danny Strand Ronald Weedman LOUISIANA Robert Anders Richard Carman Rollins Fontenot Huey Garner Mark Guillory James Markes Louis Sevin MAINE Lloyd Dufour Norman Parisien MARYLAND Charles Buettner Brian Clevenger Robert Dowd Roger Edwards Edward Erslev Donald Friend Anthony Gough Gary Gray Robert H. Hahn, Sr. Kirby Harley Ralph Haskin John Kaylor MINNESOTA Wayne Chevalter Lyndon Fitzpatrick E. Mike Keenan MASSACHUSETTS Donald Nelson Anthony Camarda Thomas Poe John Clark Joseph Schmidt Thomas Dawley Walter Smith Leonard Dilorenzo Robert Taylor Scott Gauthier Merton K. Unnasch Michael Hastings Leo Voss Larry Weber Angelo Librera Morrie Wilf Kenneth Marshall Roger Martin MISSISSIPPI Joyce Massello Michael Boyd John O’Neil Bobby Craig George Payzant Larry Gillentine MICHIGAN Michael Crittenden Anthony Alan Degrez John DeMarco Louis Detvay Gregory Fones Robert Forster Nicholas Fragale Marcus Goodpaster John Hages William Hepler James Hudson John Kelley Jerry Kennedy Charles Kettles John Krusinsky Thomas Macklem Gene McDonough Phillip Mudge Robert Pence Zeno Potas Joseph Prato Roger Putman Charles Schmitter Otto Sikula Martin Solverg Reginald Stroebe Gary Szczepanski MISSOURI Don Aird Larry Coleman Donald Harmon David Mays Leroy Raab Stan Scheppman George Scott David Taylor James Yates MONTANA Wayne Chavez David Hofer William Pfeifer Charles Nolan James Pfaff Paul Riley Charles Stambaugh John J. Volta Alan White Kenneth Witkin Ronald Titter Robert Vangunsteren David Voisin John Zielinski NEW JERSEY Howard Aiello George Armaniaco James Comfort Edward Costello George Frees Antonio Gonzalez Vic Griguoli Lubertus Hartsuiker Robert Licata Robert Lopez Bruce MacManus Carlton Malcomb George Mariasz Thomas McGowan Leonard Mueller Roy Olschewski George Pepe William Rapp John Rimmer Norman Rossnagle Joseph Simmons John Spodofora Charles Terinoni James Walker Bruce Whitver NEW MEXICO Ronald Burkett Sam Karr Jerry Ligon Anthony Lopez Jose Salas David Scott John D. Higgins Robert Kennedy William Larmon Andrew Licursi John Lovell Joseph Nagro Paul Neupert John Newman Vincent Renna Robert Ruettimann John Shaw Edward Terriberry Howard Young NORTH CAROLINA Samuel Alexander Mike Baldwin Glenn F. Carson Larry Collier Charles Cummings Darell Daniels Warren Dupree Fred Glass Clifton T. Hamlet Richard Harris Dassie Jones James Lawrence Bruce Marsteller Jesse Patmore John Peele Freddie Porter Royal Rogers Eddie Sellars William Sidberry Irwin Smolin Robert Sneiderman George Thompson Thomas Wagoner Melvin Wolfe Paul Jordon William Kimberling Alan Kovar Robert Manis John Mellyn Tommie Meyers Ralph Miller Michael Routson Howard Sealscott John Ward Robert Wilms OKLAHOMA Louis Holahta James Korean William Utsinger OREGON Darwin Davenport Gary Dominick Francis Egbert James Fleming Kip Hughes Richard Lanning Michael Parent Michael Ray David Steinbach Kenneth Wallace Alfred Young Richard Pachella Francis Powll Charles Riggs Michael Russ Clarence Sample Edward Scheer John Smith Fate Spears John Turner PHILIPPINES Junior Washington John Sandridge James Scott Lanny Steele James Stewart Alexander Wells Darrell White Jonathan White VIRGINIA Ronald Aument Edward Black William Conley David Fish Clifton Fox Frederick Holland Scott Hurley Garnett Lee Paul Locigno George Mehl George Mellis Jerry O’Hara Richard Phillippi Clayton Powell William Schorer Neal Warren William Weatherford George Whipps Dwain Whited WASHINGTON Arlen Clark James Clausen Frank Fosberg Jeffery McFarland WEST VIRGINIA Glen Bee Dan Brewer Donald Cook Donald Key Thomas McLean Guy Nissley Glen Robinson Stanley Teets WISCONSIN Robert Darrow James Galica Leonard Guzman William Klieforth Raymond Pliska Patrick Ryder Richard Ward WYOMING Edward Ransford HAWAII Rowlin Browning CONNECTICUT John Condon IDAHO H. Lee Hanson Clyde Ricks P . Michael McDermott Jack Storey John Waggoner ILLINOIS DELAWARE Thomas Brandt Thomas Brown Richard Diekemper Kenneth Kouse James Hennigan Michael Lewis Ronny Hodgson John Holmes FLORIDA Thomas Jankowski John Bishop Edwin Klinger Kevin Connelly Terry Long James Dolly Patrick Moran Joseph Domenech Richard Mosher William Dutch Richard Podzimek Robert Farrell Michael Shures Martin Garner Don Smith Robert Gregoire Peter Stoyias Scott Henry Wayne Watson Ronald Irwin Walter Myers INDIANA Robert Pila Armando Berumen Harry Silvers Don Christ Arne Swensen J.A. Cost Bobby Walsh E. Wayne Hawn Joseph West Andrew Kerl Daniel Wortmann Robert King Albert Ybanez Michael Mann Tom Zampano Larry Myers Dwayne Robinson GEORGIA James Thurau Ronald Blake Harold Valentine Robert Buffington Ronald Wilt John Dorris Dennis Harrison IOWA Richard Hunt Roger Elliot Mitchell Ingram Willard J. Hruby Leon Johnson Randall Lutz NEW YORK Thomas Asarese Charles Austin Edward Balzano NEBRASKA Charles Bell Verl Gordon William Bertram William Gottschalk James Buchanan Dennis Morimoto Robert Cambria Walter Carlson NEVADA James Cederman Eric Hobson Robert Christensen George Jackson Malcolm Danziger Kenneth Swaim William Davidson NEW HAMPSHIRE Patrick Dizzine James Douglas Skip Bowie Louis Ferrara Bruce Garry Robert Turcotte Michael Foley PENNSYLVANIA Barry Amole Albert Baraniak Clyde Barr Dennis Beatty Charles Bedison Joseph Burkhardt Herman Caretti Bill Corl David Dacko Kenneth Elliott NORTH DAKOTA Joseph Falker David Feldman Wayne Wermager Thomas Fenerty OHIO Rex Geiling George Armstrong John Gothel Ronald Buchanan Henry Houston Thomas Dailey Albert Kobe Louis De Loss Woodrow Main Martin Griffin Marion Mathews Gamaliel Hartley David McIntyre James Jenkins Daniel Newell TEXAS Alejandro Botello Roy Boyd Melvin Carlton PUERTO RICO Hector Munoz-Alicea Andrew Connelly Felix Villanueva Billy Cook Jesus Cuellar SOUTH Alfonso Dozal CAROLINA Ella Fletcher Ralph Abbott Wendell Allen Stephen Fremgen Charles Barnett Gilberto Gallardo Thomas Evans Ronald Goleman Jerry Hearl Anthony Graf Bob Powers Jess Hamilton SOUTH DAKOTA Lee Hoke Roger Angerhofer Frank Janek Walter Barr Carl Johnson LeRoy Benson Terrance Maddeaux Dennis Brenden Van Perryman Winston Cope Jeff Pickard Patrick Culhane Thomas Danielson Armando Reyna George Rose Paul Day James Schelper Jerry Deakins William Dunbar Edward Servider Richard Felberg Gordon Steele Dan Jenson Bernard Talley Clifford Knox John Todd Gary Lindgren Manuel Trevino DeOrval Purintun Ronald Tucker Mark Schroeder Raymond Urban Steve Strege Steven Valdez Duane Woods James Wagar TENNESSEE Frank White Jackie Clayton Hermise Wilkins Daryl Crump Frank Ybarra William Fraker Jerry Higdon VERMONT Thomas Hill Dwight Martz David Lewis APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP Name ________________________________________________________________________________________________ n Male n Female Return to: Vietnam Veterans of America, P .O. Box 64299, Baltimore, MD 21264-4299 Date of Birth ________________ Address ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ City __________________________________________________________________________ State ________ Zip ____________________ Chapter No. (optional) _____________ Home Phone ( TYPE: PAYMENT METHOD: ) _________________________________ Email _________________________________________ Sponsor (optional) ________________________________ n Check n Money Order n Visa n Mastercard n American Express n Individual Member — 3 years @ $50 n Discover u Life Member n $225 (ages 50-55) n $150 (ages 66+) n $200 (ages 56-60) n $175 (ages 61-65) n Optional time payment plan—$50 down, $25/month n Individual Member — 1 year @ $20 ELIGIBILITY: Membership is open to U.S. armed forces veterans who served on active duty Credit Card Number: __________________________________________________________________ Exp. Date ______________________ (for other than training purposes) in the Republic of Vietnam between February 28, 1961, and May 7, 1975, or in any duty location between August 5, 1964, and May 7, 1975. Signature ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ New members and new life members must submit a copy of their DD-214 along with this application and dues payment. 4 THEVVA VETERAN

In Service To America

Ken Spiegel

<br /> WELCOME HOME VIETNAM VETERANS DAY<br /> <br /> Through snow, rain, wind, and cold they came to say "Thank You" and "Welcome Home." Mid-Michigan Chapter 1047 in Harrison held its first Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day event on March 30.<br /> <br /> The small town was filled with honored guests, Vietnam War veterans, Vietnam-era veterans, veterans of other wars, people from the Harrison area, guests from all around the state, and a few from other states. Some sixty local businesses and bands donated their time and money.<br /> <br /> Welcome Home Day was a great success. More than three hundred people-along with classes from Harrison schools-attended ceremonies at the Harrison American Legion Post and the Clare County Courthouse.<br /> <br /> VVA joined other veterans service organizations to say "Welcome Home." It seemed like the entire town joined together to make the day a success.

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