Press Release

October 19, 2001

No. 01-28
301 585-4000
Contact: Mokie Porter



WASHINGTON, D.C---Edward Chow, Jr., was elected National Vice President of Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) at the organization’s Tenth National Convention in Greensboro, North Carolina. VVA is the nation’s only congressionally chartered veteran’s service organization dedicated to the needs of Vietnam War-era veterans and their families. Chow most recently served as a Deputy Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington, D.C. 

“I am honored that the constituency of this organization elected me overwhelmingly to be an advocate on their behalf,” Chow said. “I will do my best to work on behalf of Vietnam veterans on the entire range of issues we are concerned with, especially health care. Twenty-seven million Americans are without health care; unfortunately, too many of them are veterans.” 

Before accepting his position with the VA, Chow was the City Administrator of the city of Kent, Washington. He grew up in Seattle, Washington. Prior to that, he had been Director of Emergency Affairs for the State of Washington. Chow is VVA’s first Asian-American national officer. He served as a captain in the United States Army in the Vietnam War in 1966-67.

Ed Chow has always demonstrated an effective and passionate advocacy for veterans and their families,” said VVA National President Thomas H. Corey. “I am delighted that Ed will be a partner in the administration of this great organization.” 

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VVA's point of contact for additional information is Mokie Porter at (301) 585-4000, Ext. 146. Visit VVA’s Website at http//

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 abandon another."   

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