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A Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter has been organized in Tangipahoa Parish.  All Vietnam Veterans including Era Veterans are invited to become a member.

Chapter President Tom Munster
(985) 878-3513



Chapter 1052 meetings are held on the 2nd Tues., of each month starting at 7:00 pm.
Location:  Adam Grechman American Legion Post 109            
408 W. 7th Street 
Independence, LA 70443 



Be as active as your time, talents, and interests allow. Or, simply be a proud member of VVA, knowing that your membership helps VVA work for you and your fellow Vietnam veterans.

The VVA national organization keeps less than half of your membership dues. The rest stays at the state and local level to support programs and services for veterans and their families.

Membership includes a subscription to our award-winning newspaper, The VVA Veteran, bringing you updates on issues and legislation affecting veterans, as well as unique articles on the people, places, and history of the Vietnam experience.

Membership is open to U.S. armed force 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.



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Tickfaw Guns Website - Independence, Louisiana
POW/MIA Recognition Day Ceremony 2016
Awards Presentations, June 14, 2016
Memorial at Ponchatoula Cemetery 2016
New Release National POW/MIA Recognition Day 2016
Flyer for National POW/MIA Recognition Day 2016
LDVA Secretary Joey Strickland
You are Invited to the Raymond Michael Clausen, Jr. Memorial Building dedication
Raffle Fundraiser - Smoker/BBQ Grill Combo
Wreaths Across America Ceremony - Dec. 12, 2015
Veterans Day Breakfast 2015
Wreaths Across America - Sponsorship Form Download
2015 National POW/MIA Recognition Day, Hammond, LA
Breakfast at Kountry Korner - October 2015
Vietnam POW/MIA's Bodies Not Recovered
VVA Awards Presentations 2014 - Louisiana Chapter 1052
John Bel Edwards is hosting an "Outreach to Veterans Campaign"
Wreath Presentation to Mrs. Faye Wildes
Wreath Across America Ceremony 2014
POW/MIA 6th Annual Remembrance Day Ceremony 2014
Dedication Of Flags - Pompeii Cemetery - Tickfaw, LA.
DAV Mobile Service Office (MSO) - Benefit Help
American Legion Post 47 Family Day and Dance
Wreaths Across America Ceremony 2014
The Trail Of Honor - 2014
Tickfaw Italian Parade 2014
Vietnam Veterans of America BBQ 2014
Contact Information for Veteran Services
Agent Orange Town Hall Meeting, May 11, 2013
50th Anniversary - Vietnam War Commemoration
  A Patriots Proclamation  
  Hospital Ship REPOSE in Qui Nhon  
  Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans - Sat., March 23, 2013  
  Proclamation - Tangipahoa Parish Council - 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War  
Link to: VVA Chapter 697, Slidell, LA
Larry Townsend - In Memory
Agent Orange Newsletter - Winter - 2012
Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans March 31, 2012
Our Silent Death
News Release - VA Medical Center New Orleans
Chapter Meeting Nov. 8, 2011
Medicare Part D Program
The Vietnam Moving Wall - Lafayette, Louisiana
Italian Festival Parade April 30th
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Foundation of America
Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day
Chapter Meeting April 12, 2011
News Release - Louisiana License Plates
2011 Free Veteran's Day Meals
Vietnam Veterans of
V.V.A. Membership Application Form
   Purchase V.V.A. Merchandise - Caps, Pins, Patches, etc   
Vietnam Era Music

Special Notice: If you are a veteran in emotional crisis and need help RIGHT NOW, call this toll-free number 1-800-273-8255, available 24/7, and tell them you are a veteran. All calls are confidential.
National Call Center for Homeless Veterans:
1-877-4AID-VET or 1-877-424-3838




The Purpose of the Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc.

The purpose of the Corporation, its State Councils, and its Chapters is:

  • A. To help foster, encourage, and promote the improvement of the condition of the Vietnam veteran.
  • B. To promote physical and cultural improvement, growth, and development, self-respect, self-confidence, and usefulness of Vietnam-era veterans and others.
  • C. To eliminate discrimination suffered by Vietnam veterans and to develop channels of communication which will assist Vietnam veterans to maximize self-realization and enrichment of their lives and enhance life-fulfillment.
  • D. To study, on a non-partisan basis, proposed legislation, rules, or regulations introduced in any Federal, State, or local legislative or administrative body which may affect the social, economic, educational, or physical welfare of the Vietnam-era veteran or others; and to develop public policy proposals designed to improve the quality of life of the Vietnam-era veteran and others especially in the areas of employment, education, training, and health.
  • E. To conduct and publish research, on a non-partisan basis, pertaining to the relationship between Vietnam-era veterans and the American society, the Vietnam War experience, the role of the United States in securing peaceful co-existence for the world community, and other matters which affect the social, economic, educational, or physical welfare of the Vietnam-era veteran or others.
  • F. To assist disabled and needy war veterans including, but not limited to, Vietnam veterans and their dependents, and the widows and orphans of deceased veterans.

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