The VVA Veteran July/August 2010 : Page 4

WELCOME TO THE SUNSHINE STATE On June 12, Region 4 Director Carol Schetrompf swore in the new Florida State Council officers (from left): Ben Humphries, 1st Vice President; Mike Bousher, 2nd Vice President; Jerry Klein, President; Craig Tonjes, Secretary; and Tom Hall, Treasurer. BY JERRY KLEIN, FLORIDA STATE COUNCIL PRESIDENT Conference.We look forward to your visit and hope that you enjoy the activities weare preparing for your stay at the Rosen Centre and beyond.We hope that you will take the opportunity to visit the many attractions in the Orlando area. O ALABAMA John C. Graves James H. Hodges, Jr. Larry L. Howard Leroy H. Reynolds Harold L. Ulferts Gene R. Yeatman ALASKA Thomas E. McCormick Dave Rosay ARIZONA Kenneth L. Farr Pat E. Kilburn Michael D. Noble John C. Roberson James M. Tomaszewski Curtis M. Wessel ARKANSAS William McBee Edwin E. Phelps Jim R. Seay CALIFORNIA Edwin L. Barlow Melvin B. Beard Barry S. Broadhead Mark A. Butler John Canas Joseph M. Cannon James D. Crow Jerry Dickey Gerald Ellman Gerald D. Emerson Salvatore R. Esposito Billy Fanning Jesse Hernandez Flores William A. Francis II James A. Herb Douglas E. Hopely Denise Marini Kuziel Lawrence Lambert, Sr. Arthur D. McQueen Alan Morikawa John Niemi Melvin R. Posey Ruben Rasso Gary C. Reason Richard S. Reiner Eugene Schmidt Michael T. Seitter AVVA member Dianne McGee has secured visitor packets from the OrlandoVisitors and Commerce Bureau, along with Magic Cards that provide Orlando discounts. Additionally, packets will be available from the Daytona Beach Visitors Bureau, the Clearwater Tampa St. Petersburg area, the Hard Rock (Tampa), and the Kennedy Space Center. The Florida State Council recently added chapters in Hudson, Mt. Dora, The Villages, Port Charlotte (reinstated), and Vero Beach (reinstated). The n behalf of the members and chapters ofVietnamVeterans ofAmerica who call Florida home, I bid you welcome. It ismyhonor as President of the Florida State Council to be the host for our National Leadership Port Charlotte chapter is the home of Marie Knasiak, who served inVietnam during the 1968 Tet Offensive in Saigon. Her commanding officer was Gen. Alvin Irzik, a life member of Chapter 25 in West Palm Beach. Marie just turned 91. Our chapter in TheVillages has grown to more than two hundred members in just a few months. We look to add chapters in Jacksonville, Daytona Beach, Melbourne, Stuart, and Lakeland in the next few months. Florida continues to take the lead on legislative issues. Dennis Koehler’s leadership onAdvanced Funding ofVAHealth Care helped convince Congress to enact that law. We are working on legislation proposed by Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-Fla.), the Veterans Pension Protection Act of 2010 (H.R.4541), again initiated by Koehler’s advocacy. On the state level, we will be working on a proposal to strengthen the Veterans Preference law and to ensure that small businesses owned by disabled veterans receive the preference required by state and federal law. VVA Florida is on the move. NEW VIETNAM VETERANS OF AMERICA LIFE MEMBERS Robert H. Sharp Petelo T. Sua Michael Lee Thompson Philip Thulander William A. Van Tuyl COLORADO Walter Heldmann, Jr. Ed Koenig Jessie D. Lewis CONNECTICUT Roger D. Fenlason John J. O’Boyle Charles K. Slenker DELAWARE Frank Corsa Jerry W. Hammock Paul D. Lacour Carl F. McIloy Roy Neal Pruitt John E. Stayton Francis X. Young, Sr. FLORIDA L. Ralph Banta, Jr. Bennie M. Brake Paul T. Britton James J. Burns Septimus Connor, Jr. Lester Davis Earl T. Denton Gien E. Dubey Charles W. Dykes Phillip A. Erickon Robert L. Hardester Robert A. Jones Henry W. Land II Vincent J. Monitto Charles A. Pole Arthur C. Rogers A.J. Sartin Charles Shaughnessy Dindial Soogrim Perry S. Turner Thomas A. White GEORGIA James O. Ammons William C. Brown General A. Cope Arthur Frederick David L. Goodridge David M. Lovell Joseph L. Lumpkin Kenny Newcombe Willie L. Watson David L. Wilson Charles A. Wood GUAM George A. Gutierrez HAWAII Shirley E. Mason IDAHO Daniel J. Boyle ILLINOIS David J. Brown Arthur E. Carlson Gary W. Crawford Dennis R. Guernsey Connie J. Horrick Richard J. Jenkins William T. Lawson Danny R. Loyson Alfred J. Ratermann Albert E. Rodriguez John K. Shimashita Dan Sullivan C. DannyWeatherspoon INDIANA Paul E. Dolezal Alden R. Gagna Virgil Kapps Donald L. Kennedy Darrell D. Lindborg Meredith L. Maxwell James K. Sawyer Richard A. Sexton IOWA James R. Baker Michael Howard Cash Leroy W. Dueker Ronold R. Gentz J. Michael Kelley James Meier Dennis J. Muehlstedt Eugene G. Othon Charles John Peters Douglas A. Reasner Carl E. Wenell KANSAS Edward T. Blake Kenneth J. Dinkel Russell E. Haun Verlin I. Jones Gregory A. Lederer Ronald Oswald KENTUCKY Noah Dillion Kevin M. Harrison LOUISIANA P. Tony Carter Stephen James Davis Donald L. Goodwin Rolf D. Klingenberg Willie M. Myles John B. Ortego Larry B. Reedy James Wright MAINE Gerald J. Bernier MARYLAND Peter L. Ariola Edward Armstrong II Jerome K. Beightol Russell E. Borden Joseph R. Bunce, Jr. Jerry B. Deaver Stephen E. Foor Fredric C. Hartman Rodney L. Hinkle Charles W. Hutcheson Lewis E. Jackson Donald W. Layton Franklin W. Liberto Larry R. Marshall Isaac A. Meade Clifton E. Rhodes Elmer D. Rounds Michael C. Saunders Ronald E. Sisk Melvin G. Sloan Alfred Speaks Kenneth L. Titcomb Gary L. Wade Thomas D. White Frank D. Wrightsman MASSACHUSETTS Frederick J. Farrell III Allen R. Grell Richard Montour Robert A. Moore Edward Murray James M. O’Hearne Timothy L. Peace Michael A. Renda Stephen J.C. Williams MICHIGAN Kenneth G. Arnold Jim Bode William E. Christ Ronald J. Clark Thomas John Cowley Frank J. Cybulski James Fales Robert E. Fleming John N. Gaines George L. Holmgren Charles King, Jr. Joseph W. Lange David W. Laurence Bernard E. Luokkala Robert J. Mastin Mark C. Miller Joseph J. Mraz Stephen L. Retherford Pedro P. Saldana Gerald W. Sebrowski Kenneth L. Sieradzki Aubrey Bruce Syck, Jr. Donald C. Tredway Jay R. Uler David C. Votruba Thomas A. Watson John E. Welchman Verl D. Wilson Theron J. Winchell MINNESOTA John T. Adelmann John M. Birkeland Richard K. Dahlin Ken Dufresne Robert M. Garretson Ronald M. Haugen Richard Hauner Lester J. Kaderlik Loren F. Klier Michael Kral Paul D. Martin Owen D. Painter Daniel R. Smoot Marvin C. Streich MISSISSIPPI Luther W. Brackeen Andy Chapman Douglas N. Lee Archer L. Neeley Bobby Wayne Nolan MISSOURI James W. Boettoher Lowell M. Brown Billie A. Gammill William Heverling, Sr. Terry Huey John W. Long Ted Schilling Elmer E. Wischmeier MONTANA Vincent E. Vandersnick NEBRASKA Gerald A. Kraus Kenneth P. McHahon Marvin C. Peterson Larry Dean Rockwell NEVADA Lee E. Hamrick Roy W. Kekahuna Roger L. Rock Kate Roman Bobby Stringer James D. Tangorre Patrick T. Williams NEW JERSEY Samuel W. Beeler, Jr. Thomas J. Burke John T. Curreri Richard J. Farricker Michael A. Ferrara, Jr. John Flanagan James R. Gfell John Gordon Richard S.C. Hamilton Robert B. Hyman Hubert M. Lifred David S. Lodge Norman R. Marlin, Jr. Joseph A. Morris, Jr. Allen J. Nordt E. Mark Peterson, Jr. Wayne Peterson Sergio C. Prezioso Joseph J. Renzella Darrell W. Root Michael A. Solomon Louis Storms Michael V. Sullivan Patrick Wiley NEW MEXICO James E. Bunch Jesus Lopez John S. Moya NEW YORK Kenneth H. Barnes Harold Bengert, Jr. Philip R. Block Harry B. Boak Richard J. Bullen, Jr. Ernest W. Bullock Robert Burns Nicholas A. Cataldo Ira Cohen Willard C. Dann Joseph DeFeo G.N. Del Pizzo William M. Fuchs Michael D. Garn Robert G. Hilder Lehone J. Karcher, Sr. Michael B. Lindhurst Dennis P. Marchewka Edward F. O’Neill Reginald W. Rawls Jim Roberson Robert Schermerhorn Peter P. Seereiter Ronald A. Siwulec Norman M. Thomas Peter A. Thomasel Daniel VanZeilen Richard B. Zerbe Irving Zuckerman NORTH CAROLINA Theodore R. Blaine Fred M. Brim Patrick J. Devine Youther C. Eaford, Jr. Charlie Garner Joseph Andrew Gibson Charles J. Good Larry D. Gordon Harry T. Gray John F. Healy Rich Hosier Charles R. Mercer Bernard L. Meyer Ronald Keith Mozingo Connie W. Padgett Daniel J. Parks, Jr. Johnny P. Plott Frederick M. Strubeck Joseph Thibodeau Peggie D. Tyler Donald Wells NORTH DAKOTA Mervyn O. Anderson Daniel L. Dacar Dennis Charles Deltener Jordan F. Monroe Robert Olzweski Joseph A. Rysavy OHIO Stanley F. Bartkiewicz Wayne L. Bettencourt Eugene A. Bihn Daniel B. Claxton Daniel V. Green Frederick N. Hartiangs Rich Hilko Raymond D. Mechelke David B. Miller William W. Poss Leslie E. Rogers Eugene F. Wood Patrick G. Zbuka OKLAHOMA Sammy Floyd Brown Bobby J. Burns Lionel H. Cantu Ralph B. Curts OREGON Thomas H. Courson Michael J. Elliott Dennis B. Gloyn John R. Green David F. Hellings Sally Howell Laasch Michael W. Murray Terry J. Noonan Richard A. Robinson PENNSYLVANIA Lawrence C. Armstrong Stephen V. August Lawrence L. Billman Michael A. Campagna Thomas P. Colaiezzi Nicholas P. Difilippo Bertram Domineck Donald J. Eadie Robert J. Frey Robert W. Frost Gary G. Hetrick Thomas J. Hofstaedter Donald E. Lehmer Linda W. Mason Louis I. Piatetsky Jonathan J. Purnell Bruce Ward Quinlan Thomas O. Rodgers John R. Sheperd Bob Spano Francis J. Sullivan Walter A. Waite, Jr. PUERTO RICO Luis A.F. Almodovar RHODE ISLAND Michael D. Henderson George J. Silva SOUTH CAROLINA Kenneth Dean Alexander James W. Jones Garnell Latimer, Jr. Samuel H. Neal Johnny I. Oram Larry M. Starland TENNESSEE Hugh W. Barton Norman Cantrell, Jr. Ernest Cravens Nathan J. Lewis Larry L. McCraskey Larry R. Riddle Charles W. Rightnour Charles Roe Larry E. Scott David D. Smead Michael A. Toth Roger D. Tuten Eddy J. Walker Ernie White Gary M. Willmon TEXAS José R. Balderrama Robert E. Barb Laddie K. Bucek Reuben Cagle Julian Calderon, Jr. Betty L. Calk Gilberto G. Camacho Margaret E. Canfield Thomas E. Christie Lee “Barry” Davis Gary M. Deitcher John R. Douglas Douglas L. Ebersole Dale Frahm Ronald K. Frey Barrie Gilcrease Herald W. Gillespie Jesse S. Gonzales Richard C. Graves Thomas R. Grizzle John A. Hill Carl Hintze III Ross W. Holbrook James R. Lucking Charles L. Morris George Donald Myers Barbara J. Price Rafael Puente Frank V. Rendon Martin G. Rivas Fred A. Robinson Eddie Scott Wade Seastrong III Kenneth Ray Stephens Thomas S. Tarango Marlin Thompson Roy E. Whatley Marion W. Witt Terry W. Wood VERMONT Jeffrey A. Stone Donald S. White Edward A. White, Sr. VIRGINIA Ronald E. Ball Dewey L. Brown, Jr. James C. Clark Robert L. Cowan Jackie D. Cunningham Larry E. Hodges Lester A. Katzer John H. Phillips Raymond Zumpol, Sr. WASHINGTON Charles LeRoy Ball John Dowd James A. Miller Peter Alexander Pavlik John Purdy C.J. Udell WEST VIRGINIA William L. Ashby Jerry F. Bell Thomas R. Dillon, Jr. Terry David Feather Paul L. Griffith Wiley R. Kent Edmund Alex Roscoe Dale E. Tenney Donald Wells, Jr. WISCONSIN James Aucutt Joyce A. Baker-Brink Billy W. Crouch Gary F. Faga John J. Fiers, Jr. Jay F. Jorgensen Wayne LeClair John M. Morrow William H. Nauta Lee A. Owen Ronnie L. Palm 4 THE VVA VETERAN KEVIN RUHL

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