Join a truly amazing group of vets and meet the friends you never knew you had. After all, we all have the shared experience that was the Vietnam War and want to hear the jokes and stories that only we understand. We all grew up in the 1960's, answered our nation's call, returned alive and are now appreciating life as we know it. We miss those who did not return and honor their memories. We hope to see you at a meeting where nothing is required other than you being there. - The Members of VVA Chapter 349
Vietnam Veterans Chapter 349 sponsors The Central Montgomery County Veterans' Honor Guard. To request the Honor Guard for a veteran's burial service, use the "Contact Us" email address above or call Guy at 610-277-6091. Please provide the date, time and location of the burial in central Montgomery County. If we are able to secure the minimum number of volunteers for your service we will call back to confirm our appearance.
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Our meetings are held at 7:00pm at the Pennsylvania National Guard Armory, 1046 Belvoir Road, Plymouth Township on the third Thursday of each month.
Come to the next meeting. Share your ideas, continue the tradition and help build our legacy.
Our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen stand in harm's way around the globe to defend our nation and our cherished liberties. VVA Chapter 349 asks you to please support them in any way possible.
Two American advisors were killed on July 8, 1959. Although 1959 is marked as the beginning of the war on Panel 1, East wall, The first American soldier killed in the Vietnam War was Air Force T-Sgt. Richard B. Fitzgibbon Jr.
He is listed by the U.S. Department of Defense as having a casualty date of June 8, 1956. His name was added to the Wall on Memorial Day 1999.
The last casualties in connection with the war occurred on May 15, 1975, during the Mayaquez incident. With the addition of four names added on May 5 ,2009 the total is now 58,261 names listed on the Memorial Wall.
Approximately 2.7 million Americans served in the war zone; 300,000 were wounded and approximately 75,000 permanently disabled.
Officially there are still 1,870 Americans unaccounted for from South East Asia. Approximately 1200 of these are listed as missing (MIA's, POW's, and others).
Vietnam was a savage, in your face war where death could and did strike from anywhere with absolutely no warning. The brave young men and women who fought that war paid an awful price of blood, pain and suffering. As it is said:
"ALL GAVE SOME ... SOME GAVE ALL"
In 1987 we knew that we needed to come together as Vietnam Veterans and Vietnam Era Veterans to do what we could to salvage something positive from the legacy of the Vietnam War. We also knew that we needed to salvage something from our own Vietnam experiences.
It was a goal that required hard work and dedication. More than that, it was a goal that required a tremendous amount of courage to confront the demons of so long ago that still influence our lives.
We wanted to use what we learned from our wartime experiences to help other people. If you participated in any way over the past twenty years to help achieve that goal, then you are truly a “Hero” in every sense of the word.
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