"Combat Vietnam Veterans of Texas is probably the smallest organization, and pound for pound the most dynamic..  Their "POW - MIA Recognition Weekend" was one hell of a good showing by any standard..  I'm proud to know that such a gathering could be mobilized in Back-Water Texas.. (say:)  Hometown, America, was made possible because of a small (yes, very small) group of real movers and shakers that grabbed the ball and ran with it..  Let me find ten more groups like CVVOT, (if they are out there) and watch what happens.." 


Lets get something straight right from the start..  I ain't no Webmaster, but know some damn good ones..  I don't build websites, but know some who build damn good ones..  I see something I like, I throw it against the wall, and hope it sticks..  Nothing is in any kind of order here..  You got the site map on the left, and links at the bottom of some pages..  If you see a mistake, or dead link, let me know, and I'll get 'er fixed..

Well, here we are in the year 2018, AND nothing has changed when dealing with the Veterans Administration..  They are still liars, thieves, & cheats, AND their objective is to grant you the absolutely least amount of benefits that you are entitled to..    I - We have been dealing with the VA for 25 plus years, trying our best to help Vets get what they are entitle to..  That's hard to do when you have to deal with liars, thieves, & cheats..

"Combat Vietnam Veterans Of Texas", aka "CVVOT", was started back in the mid 80's out of necessity..  The city of Tyler, Texas, where I was born and reared, never had a memorial for our valiant men who were KIA or MIA in the Vietnam Conflict..  Back in those days me and another Vet had started an Amvets group..  I brought up the idea of going against the grain and fight city hall to get recognition for our Fallen..

At this time I realized the true meaning of  "Not All Vietnam Vets Are My Brothers".. 

According to county records there were close to 5,000 Vietnam Vets living in Smith County..  I was told by the Amvets group that it was a good idea..  So I started going to VFW, American Legion, DAV, etc. to try and get help with this enormous task we were undertaking..
This is the about the time my views on Vietnam Vets became jaded..  Most Vets were to busy with their lives to become apart of this project..  The few that were interested wanted something..  "What's in it for us"..  "Will our names be recognized"..  "Will our names be part of the memorial"..  My answer to them was, "If your name isn't listed as a KIA or MIA, then there is nothing in it for you"..  Only the fact that in your heart you did something good..  Then the disention set in..
I was so disappointed in so-called Brothers that I resigned my position as Commander of Amvets and decided that it would take a hard-core, no Bull-Shit organization to get the job done..  So, "CVVOT" was born..

"CVVOT" is not a democracy.We discriminate..  If you aren't 100% dedicated to our cause, then you don't join this group..  We have no dead weight..  We have never solicited membership..  Soliciting membership is where you get what I call,  just joiners..  Vets see what we are doing and they approach us for membership..  Some are allowed in, but most are not, for the obvious reason..
"CVVOT" started it's membership with only Combat Vets..  Some non-Combat Vets have applied for membership, and were allowed in..  Why..?  Because it was obvious that these Vets were movers and shakers also..  The name, "CVVOT" stays the same, but the membership consists of hard-core Vietnam Vets..
After word of our accomplishments got out to the masses, Vietnam Vets from other states started asking for membership..  After a lot of soul searching I decided not to shoot a gift horse..  Yes, we have membership all over the US..  Why..?  Because they are movers and shakers..
Pound for pound I will put our track record up against any of the Congressionally Chartered Vet groups that number in the 100's of thousands..  We have went up against the VA, major Corporations, other Vet organizations, etc., and we won..  Our mind-set is this..

"Do it right the first time, and you will not have to  back-track and clean up any messes you have made"..
We are self sufficient, being that we do everything on our own, and don't rely on anyone except ourselves.. 

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