Vietnam Veterans of America

VVA Chapter 1028 Christmas Party

Chapter Chaplain Fred Dishner conducts the prayer service at Delmar Gardens Delmar Gardens as Fenton Mayor Polizzi looks on.

 

Greg Wilson

Russ Whitener received the Honorable Order of Saint Barbara award from the United States Field Artillery Association. The coveted award was presented at the 2nd / 94th Battalion reunion in PigeonForge, TN.

Member Carl Gordon (R.) celebrating Christmas in Danang 1969

Merry Christmas

 On Veterans Day members of the Chapter attended the annual Veterans Salute held at Delmar Gardens of Meramec Valley in Fenton. 
Chapter President Russ Whitener says a few words at the American
Eagle Credit Union ceremony
Chapter Treasurer Tom Brophy recited the "Missing Man" narrative at Delmar Gardens.
Entertainment was provided by "Once Upon an Occasion" who performed songs by the Andrew sisters from WWII.
 Sadly, another brother passed away this year.  Greg Wilson, was a long time member, and a proud veteran who served with the 101st Airborne in Vietnam.

At the November 4th monthly meeting representatives from the Lutheran Senior Services spoke about the opportunities and services provided by the Christian organization for senior Veterans.

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Chapter member Bill DeArmond visited Westridge Elementary School on Veterans Day and shared his Vietnam era flak jacket and steel pot with his grandson Evan and other students.

Remembering Christmases Past

Gary Hutchison Memorial Chapter 1028

Oct - Dec 2016 

Members of the Chapter attended Veterans Day events at Delmar Gardens of Meramec Valley in Fenton and a ceremony at American Eagle Credit union.

Chapter 1028 Newsletter

At the Meetings

Additional photos on the Odds and Ends page.
American Eagle Credit Union

Chapter 1028 Newsletter

Artwork provided by member Dennis Bivens

At the Meetings

The Chapter held its third annual Christmas party on December 19th.  The event was held at the Genesis Banquet Center on Telegraph Road in South County.  Thanks to Gregg and Kathy Follmer and everyone else who helped organize the party.  The venue was comfortable, the food great.   A good time was had by  all.

Greeting from Hill 37 in Vietnam 1969, from member Gregg Follmer