The Official Voice of Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc. ®
An organization chartered by the U.S. Congress

May/June 2005



Ulster County VVA Chapter 60 has changed the date for the Nam Jam at the Ulster County Fairgrounds, New York Plaza, from July 16 to September 10. Contact: Lamont D. Taylor,

Aviation Nation welcomes Vietnam veterans. Las Vegas is hosting Operation Welcome Home during Nellis Air Force Base Las Vegas Air Show, November 12-13, Las Vegas. Contact: Mary Anne Beaman, 702-260-8605;

U.S. Army Medical Command/Japan Association, Camp Zama, Japan; 11th Evacuation Hospital (SMBL), Camp Drew, Japan; Camp Sendei, Japan, and personnel who served with any other medical units in Japan during any period are invited to the biennial reunion, October 13-16, LeBaron Hotel, Colorado Springs. Contact: Robert J. Finch, 540-720-1322;

USS Denebola (AF-56) reunion, October 7-10, Norfolk, Virginia. Contact: Glenn Train,, or visit web site,

Vietnam Security Police Association will hold a reunion October 6-9 in Valdosta, Georgia, for USAF security police and others who served in Vietnam and Thailand. Contact: Don Graham, 2911 Westminister Rd., Bethlehem, PA 18017; 610-691-6960; or visit web site at

600th Photographic Squadron reunion, Handlery Hotel, San Diego, California, September 1-5. Contact: Ron Marshal, 505-254-7984; or Alan Palmore, 619-890-5518;

Charlie Co., 1/52nd, 198th Americal Div. reunion, July 15-17, Indianapolis. Contact: Jay Flanaga, 908-709-9790; or visit web site at

Military veterans and the public are invited to ceremonies marking the 52nd Anniversary of the Armistice ending the Korean War, July 27, Washington, D.C., hosted by the Korean War Armistice Day Coordinating Committee. Contact: Norbert Reiner, 6632 Kirkley Ave., McLean, VA 22101-5510.

RVAH-12 RECONATKRON Twelve “Speartips” (1965-79) RA5C Vigilante Squadron is holding its second reunion, Key West Wyndham Casa Marina Hotel, Key West, Florida, July 8-10, for all personnel with this squadron. Hotel reservations, call 800-626-0777 and mention group’s name or visit for complete itinerary information. Contact: William Arthur, 904-333-8142; Robert Wagner, 904-287-2107; Tim Canady, 281-259-0008.
A-37 “Dragonfly” reunion at Sheraton Grand Hotel, Irving, Texas, September 1-4. Visit our web site at or contact us and give us your name and address and receive reunion newsletter free for one year. Contact: Ollie Maier, 512-353-7432;

Vietnam Military Police Sentry Dogs Alumni (Army) reunion, Downtown Kansas City Marriott, August 11-14. Contact: Gary Smith, 22108 W. 64th Terr., Shawnee, KS 66226-3704; 913-441-6344.

510th Fighter Squadron “Buzzards” reunion, Hope Hotel, Fairborn, Ohio, October 12-16. Contact: Stephen W. Tanner, 6219 Billinsgate Dr., Katy, TX 77449;

575th Supply Co., Cam Ranh Bay reunion in Joplin, Missouri, September 24-25. Contact: Ron Demery, 417-623-7944, or visit web site,

U.S. Coast Guard Combat Veterans Association reunion, Holiday Inn, Tampa, Florida, October 20-23. All eligible CGCVA are welcome. Contact: Baker Herbert, LM P.O. Box 544, Westfield Center, OH 44251; 330-887-5539.

USS Thetis Bay (CVE-90/CVHA-1/LPH-6) 20th reunion, September 7-11 in Ironwood, Minnesota, for shipmates and their spouses from 1942-46 and 1954-64. Contact: Dennis R. “Doc” Moss, P.O. Box 65, 410 West Lake St., Isle, MN 56342-0065;

USS Reeves DLG/CG-24 reunion to be held in the fall 2006 for those on board 1972-73. Contact: Michael E. Lalancette, 5 Taft St., Essex Junction, VT 05452; 802-878-8892;

19th Combat Engineer Association Vietnam and Attached Units reunion, Roubidoux Park Campground, Waynesville, Missouri, September 9-10. Contact: Tom Ebrite, or John Hack, 219-947-2363;

USS Peiffer Destroyer-Escort 588, WWII 48th annual reunion, Holiday Inn, Hudson, Ohio, July 27-30. Contact: Warren G. Brehm, 1536B Oldtown Manor Apartments, Cumberland, MD 21502-4452; 330-653-9191; 888-403-0031; or visit web site,

USS Cogswell (DD-651) reunion to be held in Las Vegas, October 20-22. Contact: George H. Overman, 15 Trinity St., Oceanside, CA 92057; 760-721-5730; or visit web site

15th Field Artillery reunion, all units and years, Middleburg Heights, Ohio, August 18-21. Contact: Dan Gillotti, 4204 Berkeley Dr., Sheffield Village, OH 44054; 440-934-1750;


Visit The VVA Veteran archives
to locate back issues.

E-mail us at

     Home | Membership | Publications | Events | Government Relations | Contact Us
Press Releases | Benefits | Meetings & Special Events | Collectibles | Contributions and Sponsorships | Site Index

Vietnam Veterans of America ® 
8605 Cameron Street, Suite 400
Silver Spring, Maryland  20910-3710
301-585-4000, Fax 301-585-0519, 1-800-VVA-1316  

Copyright © 2005 by the Vietnam Veterans of America. All rights reserved.