IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press Release

August 12, 2002

No. 02-11

(301) 585-4000
Contact:
Mokie Porter

 

RETIRED ARMY MAJOR GENERAL CHARLES R. HENRY TO TAKE PART IN VIETNAM VETERANS OF AMERICA’S NATIONAL LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE


(Washington, D.C.) – Retired U.S. Army Major General Charles R. Henry, President of the National Veterans Business Development Corporation, will address a group of his fellow Vietnam veterans at Vietnam Veterans of America’s biennial National Leadership Conference on Friday, August 16, in Tucson, Arizona. The conference brings together hundreds of Vietnam veteran advocates for a series of educational seminars, speeches, and other activities.  

Gen. Henry, who served in a variety of important positions during his 33-year military career, will speak at the Conference’s Awards Luncheon, which will be held from 12:00-1:30 p.m. The organization will present its annual awards to members at the luncheon, along with a special President’s Award to filmmaker Randall Wallace, who wrote, produced, and directed the powerful Vietnam War film, We Were Soldiers.  

“Gen. Henry will be a most welcomed addition to the Leadership Conference,” said VVA National President Thomas H. Corey. “He has long and wide experience in the military and during his active retirement. He’s an author, an attorney, and a skilled business executive. He also was chosen to be the Army’s first Competition Advocate General. In that position he revolutionized the Pentagon’s acquisition and procurement procedures, saving the military—and taxpayers—billions of dollars. We’re really looking forward to his appearance in Tucson.” 

The conference will be held at the Sheraton El Conquistador in Tucson. VVA’s supporting organization, the Associates of Vietnam Veterans of America, will hold its biennial convention and elections concurrently with the conference. 

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