About Vietnam Veterans of America
Nationally there are more than 75,000 members of this organization. The Mohave County Chapter 975 currently has more than 130 members. We invite you to join our organization. Membership is open to U.S. Armed Forces veterans who served on active duty (for other than training purposes) in the Republic of Vietnam between February 28, 1961 and May 7, 1975, or in any duty location between August 5, 1964 and May 7, 1975. Founded in 1978, Vietnam Veterans of America is the only national Vietnam veterans organization congressionally chartered and exclusively dedicated to Vietnam-era veterans and their families. VVA is organized as a not-for-profit corporation and is tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(19) of the Internal Revenue Service Code. VVA Chapter 975 was founded in 2005 and serves veterans in Bullhead City, Kingman, Lake Havasu City, and all other areas of Mohave County, Arizona. VVA’S FOUNDING PRINCIPLE”Never again will one generation of veterans abandon another.” GOALS VVA’s goals are to promote and support the full range of issues important to Vietnam veterans, to create a new identity for this generation of veterans, and to change public perception of Vietnam veterans. VVA Chapter 975 aggressively advocates on issues important to veterans.
About Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 975 of Mohave County, Arizona
The Vietnam Veterans of America Mohave County Chapter 975 strives to help veterans and make their lives better. Over time we have prevented suicide by veterans in distress, put veterans back in their homes when equipment on the property failed and the home was condemned. We also help many veterans needing financial assistance for many different reasons. We participate in parades to bring awareness to our activities, and attend many government and community meetings. We raise funds through raffles of items donated or purchased, and yard sales with donated items.
The organization’s motto is “Never again will one generation of veterans abandon another.”
We returned home after answering the call of duty from our country. Many of us found that we were not welcomed as our fathers and grandfathers were. A few carry baggage that is still with us today. Physical and mental wounds and the pain and suffering caused by war remain with some of us. There are gaps in the systems designed to help heal these wounds. This is where the VVA seeks to smooth the way. You are invited to join us and help us assist those who require assistance. As many of us reach retirement age and we look back on our life, now is the time to stay active. You can do so applying for membership and volunteering whatever skills, time, or money you are able to use to help others. With the VVA and AVVA, you can pitch in with family and friends and make a difference in the quality of life of all veterans. Come join us. If you do not meet the requirements for membership in the VVA, you can look to the Associates of the Vietnam Veterans of America as a way to join our cause. The AVVA is an active organization in and of itself. Sincerely, Dorn “Pat” Farrell, President
VVA 975 Officers
President@vva975.vet Pat Farrell
1stVP@vva975.vet Sisto Sandoval
2ndVP@vva975.vet Jerzy Latawiec
Secretary@vva975.vet Bob Barnett
Treasurer@vva975.vet Dale Quinn
VSO@vva975.vet Bob Barnett
VVA 975 Board Of Directors
Communications Fabian Cornejo
POW/MIA William Bailey
We can always use more VSO Officers!