IMMEDIATE RELEASE





Press Release

January 24, 2005

No. 05-001


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Mokie Porter

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Vietnam Veterans of America Commemorates 15th Anniversary
of Sons and Daughters In Touch on Father’s Day
 

(Washington, D.C.) – “Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) is delighted to be part of the 15th anniversary commemoration of Sons and Daughters In Touch (SDIT),” said Thomas H. Corey, VVA’s national president. Sons and Daughters In Touch is a national organization made up of the children of servicemen killed in the Vietnam war.

“Father’s Day 2005 on June 19 will mark 15 years of activism by these exceptional young men and women who lost their fathers in the Vietnam War,” Corey said. “In 2003, more than 50 SDIT members – many who never met their fathers – traveled to Vietnam and visited the areas where their fathers served and died. It was a remarkable experience. VVA was pleased to sponsor the trip.”

“I thought I couldn’t be the only one who lost a father during the war,” said SDIT founder and president Tony Cordero.

Cordero, the son of Major William E. Cordero who was shot down over Laos in 1965, says SDIT’s mission is to locate, unite, and support sons, daughters, and other family members of those who died or remain missing as a result of the Vietnam War.

“We are proud to be associated with SDIT,” Corey said. “The sons and daughters have given us more reason to pursue our mission to obtain justice for all veterans of America’s armed forces.”

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Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) is the nation's only congressionally chartered veterans service organization dedicated to the needs of Vietnam-era veterans and their families.  VVA's founding principle is “Never again will one generation of veterans abandon another.”

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