August 15, 1999
(202) 628-2700 Ext. 158
VIETNAM VETERANS OF AMERICA ELECTS NATIONAL LEADERS
George C. Duggins was elected national president of Vietnam Veterans
of America (VVA) Saturday evening, August 14, at the organization's Ninth
National Convention in Anaheim, California. Also winning elections
to VVA's national Executive Board were Thomas H. Corey as vice president;
Jim Bouley as treasurer; and Agnes Feak as Secretary.
The 636 delegates at the biennial convention also completed work on
a series of resolutions that, for the next two years, will set the agenda
of VVA, the nation's only congressionally chartered veterans service organization
working for Vietnam veterans and their families. The convention-adopted
resolutions covered many issues, including Agent Orange, veterans benefits,
health care, employment, the POW/MIA issue, and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
The delegates also chose the fourteen members of Vietnam Veterans of
America's national Board of Directors, along with the directors for each
of the organization's nine regions.
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VVA's point of contact for additional information is Scott D. Campbell
at (202) 628- 2700 Ext.158.
Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) is the nation's
only congressionally chartered veterans service organization dedicated
solely to the needs of Vietnam-era veterans and their families. VVA's
founding principle is "Never again will one generation of veterans