Vietnam Veterans of America
Chapter 452

Star Spangled Banner

(Feel FREE to contribute)

Vietnam Veterans of America
Chapter 452
PO Box 508
Manville, NJ 08835

MEETINGS are on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 15:00 hours in the
Thomas J. Kavanaugh
VFW POST 2290,

Chapter 452 Minutes

VVA NJ State Council Meeting Report
- POW-MIA Committee Report

Our Purpose

Organization Purpose

The purpose of this organization is to increase the popularity of our common interests.
We hope to add new members so we will be able to grow and expand.
We also want to have fun while when we are together and working on projects.
By developing relationships and friendships, the organization will become even stronger.

Our Mission

Our mission is to further promote the interests of our organization
and of our members to the community.
We strive to make a difference by educating the public
and expanding our reach.

Chapter Officers & Leadership

President, VVA Chapter 452 - Frank J. Prevete
& Secretary
(908) 310-2463

1st Vice President – Dennis W. O'Connor
& Membership Chair

2nd Vice President – William R. Humphrey

Treasurer / Chaplain – Joseph P. Ferrera

Quartermaster – Lawrence S. Friend

Webmaster – Richard J. Byrne

--- VVA logo --- AVVA logo ---

Becoming a Member

We are always looking for people interested in joining our organization!

Who Can Join?

We invite anybody interested in the issues and topics we focus our efforts on to join.
Members must be able to dedicate enough time to participate and
make a difference in the organization.

Benefits of Joining

There are several benefits to becoming a member of our organization.
Our members are close friends and we have a great time when we get together.
Of course we also have a common interest, and we hope to further our cause.

How Can You Join?

To join we need a completed application and membership dues for the first year.
Please contact us for more information and submit
a copy of a
VVA Membership Application
or the AVVA Membership Application (pdf)

Helpful Links

Local Events

VFW post 8371 Memorial Day Tribute
Thursday, May 30th, at 9 AM at the Hillsborough Municipal Building Garden of Honor

Hillsborough Township Veterans Events & Resources:
Hillsborough Township, NJ
- Veteran Information Session 15 Jun 2024 10:00 AM Senior Activity Room:
Veteran's Srevices & Mental Health
- Veteran Information Session 14 Sep 2024 10:00 AM Senior Activity Room:
Guest Speakers & Q & A format
- Veteran Information Session 14 Dec 2024 10:00 AM Senior Activity Room:
Open forum for local services & businesses supporting Vets

POW-MIA wiki

Ancestry's search collections:
- Unaccounted-for Remains, Group B (Unrecoverable), 1941-1975,

DoD's Multimedia: - Photos, Videos & Interactive Experiences;
DoD's Resources Military-Departments DOD-Websites
- Spotlights:
-- Bringing-Our-Fallen-Home
-- Vietnam-War

Defense Intelligence Agency's Stony Beach Team
Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA), wiki, YouTube,
- Our Missing,
- U.S. Army Unaccounted-For (pdf)
-- FamWeb
- Our Missing,
Joint_POW/MIA_Accounting_Command (JPAC)

Library of Congress collections
- Vietnam-Era Prisoner-of-War/Missing-in-Action Database
-- About this Collection
-- Articles and Essays
-- Collections with Manuscripts/Mixed Material
-- Search Manuscripts/Mixed Material

POW-MIA brochure(pdf), shorts videos

YouTube search "Prisoners of War":
- POW Torture (Vietnam Documentary)
- Prisoners of War, Part 1 The Barbed Wire Front
- Prisoners of War, Part 2 Battle for the Mind
- Prisoners of War, Part 3 Code of Conduct
- U.S. Veteran Describes Being Prisoner of War in Vietnam
Hanoi Hilton
- Larry Spencer on surviving the Hanoi Hilton in Vietnam
Maine Military Museum's photos-and-videos:

News & online Magazines

Air Force Times & Air Force BlueTube,
ARMY News & YouTube,
American Legion's Magazine (online),
CIA's careers, Veterans,
- publications, stories, Cybersecurity-News,
DARPA's news, playlists, streams, shorts & videos;
Defense Intelligence Agency's wiki Comics
- News-Features - DIA-in-the-News
Defense News & Defense News Weekly videos

NASA's Tech Briefs, JPL, STSCI & videos
NATO's News & YouTube

Navy Deck Logs, Navy Times & U.S.Navy YouTube
New Jersey Commissioning: about-the-boat, SSN796

NSA - National_Security_Agency wiki
- careers; Press-Room; videos;
Marines' News,
- playlists, streams, shorts, videos, &
-- "With the Gear" playlist,

Military Bottom Line, playlists, shorts & videos's YouTube
Military Times opinion commentary Medals & Misfires,
-- playlists, podcasts, streams, shorts & videos,

Rolling Thunder's
- Arties' corner, Events, Government affairs,
- important-links & Veterans' page

Stars & Stripes' YouTube
State Dept.'s NewsRoom, videos
US Military News' community playlists & videos
VFW's, Action Corps Weekly & archive

VVA Veteran online, VVA Web-Weekly online,

EEhot's Veterans Business, Employment & Education

#acp - American Corporate Partners,
#cool - DOD Credentialing Opportunities On-Line,
#crowd - Crowd Source Funding,
#funding, - Enterprise Funding
#gibill - GI Bill,
#gjobs - Government Jobs Search
#jobs - Jobs Search
#opm -Office of Personnel Management,
#sba -Small Business Administration,
#sbir - Small Business Innovation Research &
- Small Business Technology Transfer
#vosb - Veteran Owned Small Business

Women Veterans Call Center Women Veterans Call Center

Veterans Administration

Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
- How to apply for a Veteran ID Card (VIC)
-- How to Get a VETERAN ID CARD (VIC) video
Veterans Benefits Administration
Center for Women Veterans (CWV)'s
- Women Veterans Call Center & video,
My HealtheVet & video Veterans Crisis Line
Veteranss Health Administration's
- playlists, shorts, streams & videos
#theSITREP channel videos

Veterans Issues

National Archives'
- Veterans' Service Records,
-- eVetRecs Online service records request (including DD-214)
--- (eVetRecs) How to Get Military Records video,
-- replace-medals,
--- Replacing Military Medals & Certificates video,

- NJ Resources for Veterans & Active Service Members:
-- Military Personnel & Veterans Taxes
--- Income Tax Exemption for Veterans

Somerset County wiki
- residents: veterans-services

Accommodations for homeless Veterans's Military: veterans' serrvices: VetsHavenNorth
VA: Homeless Veterans

(EEhot#PTSD): Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
(EEhot#AO): Agent Orange
VA: Hepatitis
Horses for Forces' Teams
(EEhot#GW):Gulf War Veteran Resources
(EEhot#PACT): Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics Act & Veterans
(EEhot#OIF/OEF) Operation Iraqi Freedom & Operation Enduring Freedom Veterans

Veterans Organizations

EEhot#VSO Amerivan Legion
American Legion's wiki, playlists, videos,
- Find-a-Service-Officer, find a post;
Disabled American Veterans
DAV's wiki, channels, playlists, videos,
- member-resources: service-officer;

Military Order of the Purple Heart

VFW VFW's wiki, Service Officers, playlists, videos,
- Find a Post: 2290 8371

VVA National Headquarters Website, wiki, playlists, videos,
VVA National Headquarters Links to Affiliates
NJ VVA State Council's chapter-map & chapter-452
VVA's Contact, Documents & Reports
VVA's Service-Officer-Locator,
VVA's what-we-do:
- Members in Action,
- Veteran Services,
VVA's Brochures, Claims Assistance & Outreach Programs
VVA's who-we-are & history,
VVA's Events


- China and Cambodia begin joint military drills (video)
- Philippines to buy 5 Japanese patrol ships.
- Declaration of Peace (Tuyen Ngon Hoa Binh): Full Text
- Spratly_Islands & Tourist trip video

Political_repression_in_Vietnam ie: Bùi Tín, Nguyen Chí Thien

Vietnamese Americans
NJ Vietnamese-American Community Association

- Browse: Cambodia, Laos & Vietnam
- maps (jpg):
-- Cambodia
-- Laos: administrative, physiography & transportation
-- Vietnam: administrative, physiography & transportation
- World-factbook, countries:
-- Cambodia: images
-- Laos: images
-- Vietnam: images

Adventure Mekong (video)
Mekong River Cruise. 4 Key Things You Really Need To Know ! (video)
Mekong River Commission's wiki, topics: flood-and-drought
Near Real-time Hydrometeorological Monitoring

State Dept.'s
- U.S. relations with Vietnam
- countries-areas: Cambodia, Laos & Vietnam

Google/Search "my tour in Nam",
Google/Search "Pictures from my tour in Nam"
Google/search #Vietnam

USAID's Cambodia, Laos & Vietnam

Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation
U.S.Embassy in Cambodia's business
International Trade Administration 's Cambodia market-entry-strategy

Laos's Plain_of_Jars & Minister_of_Defense
U.S.Embassy in Laos' business
International Trade Administration 's Laos market-entry-strategy

Viet Nam National Authority of Tourism
Viet Nam Ministry of Public Security (MPS) wiki
- e-services
Vietnam-Office-for-Seeking-Missing-Persons (VNOSMP)
U.S.Embassy in Vietnam's business
International Trade Administration 's Vietnam market-entry-strategy
The's american-businesses-make-strong-progress-in-vietnam

National_Defense_Service_Medal Vietnam_Campaign_Medal - Vietnam_Service_Medal

Vietnam Era

Tet_Offensive, Massacre at Hue & CBS News (video)
VC_terror, Nguyen Van Lém execution & Back Story (video)
- Huan_Nguyen

Easter_Offensive & Daily Dose (video)

Paris_Peace_Accords & U.N. Treaty Series (pdf):
- Agreement on ending the war and restoring peace in Viet-Nam.(pdf)
-- No. 13295 (Signed at Paris on 27 January 1973).
-- (Signed at Paris on 2 March 1973).
The Paris Peace Accords End Direct Combat Role of United States in the Vietnam War (video)
U.S. Evacuation and Fall of Saigon During the Vietnam War (video)
The Last Helicopter Out (video)

Vietnam War 50th Commemoration's
- Educator Resources:
-- Teachers_Toolkit - 2023_v3 (pdf)
-- Posters
- Timeline
- U.S. Allies in the Vietnam War (pdf)

DocsTeach's Topics:
- Crisis in Indochina
- the Domino Theory & Containment Policy in Vietnam
- Vietnam War

Google/search "national+archives+vietnam+war+youtube"
Google/search "YouTube Vietnam Veteran"

KhanAcademy's vietnam-war, the vietnam-war &
- the-student-movement-and-the-antiwar-movement

Leaders_of_Vietnam: Bao Dai, Ho_Chi_Minh,
- Ngo_Dinh_Diem, Nguyen Van Thieu & Nguyen Cao Ky

Pritzker Military Museum & Library's Vietnam-war:
- Battles, Equipment, History, Leaders, Lexicon, Map, POWs

National Archives' Search, YouTube
- Research: Vietnam-War,
-- Diplomacy, In-Country
-- War-at-Home, Post-Conflict Events
-- Remembering Vietnam, online-exhibit,
--- Episodes 1-4, 5-8, 9-12 & Legacy
Presidential Libraries:
-- Truman, Eisenhower, JFK, LBJ, Nixon & Ford

Draft_evasion_in_the_Vietnam_War & POTUS
- HistoryNet's live-from-dc-its-lottery-night-1969
-'s top-10, lottery-facts & browse-stories
- CBS News Lottery Draft -1969 video & wiki
- Vietnam War-Era Pardon
-- Proclamation 4483 wiki

Selective Service System wiki, FOIA, history-and-records:
- timeline, Vietnam Lotteries & changes-from-vietnam-to-now

State Dept.'s Office of the Historian's Historical documents
- Recognition, Diplomatic, and Consular Relations: Vietnam
- Foreign Relations of the U.S. Guide to Sources on Vietnam, 1969-1975
- John F. Kennedy Administration (1961–1963
-- Vietnam I, II, III, IV,
- Lyndon B. Johnson Administration (1964–1968)
-- Vietnam I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII.
- Richard M. Nixon & Gerald R. Ford Administrations (1969–1976)
-- Vietnam VI, VII, VIII, IX, X.
U.S. Dept. of State: Ending the Vietnam War, 1973-1975

-- Vietnam Veterans Memorial --

Vietnam War Monuments & Memorials

DoD's Multimedia Experience"
- guide-to-us-military-museums
- National-Veterans-Memorial-Museum
- Tomb-of-the-Unknown-Soldier
- Vietnam-Veterans-Memorial D.C.

Historical Markers & War Memorials Database (HMDB):
HMDB Hunterdon County, NJ (1), (2), (3);
HMDB Somerset County, NJ (1), (2)
HMDB Warren County, NJ (1), (2)
Search: HMDB & Veteran Memorial Hunterdon County
Search: HMDB & Veteran Memorial Somerset County
Search: HMDB & Veteran Memorial Warren County

National Cemetery Administration's Veterans Legacy Memorial

Vietnam War monuments & memorials in the United_States
NJ Vietnam Veterans Memorial Foundation
Visit New Jersey's
Vietnam Veterans Education Center & Vietnam Era Museum,
NJ Vietnam Veteran's Memorial Foundation website & wiki

Virtual Wall, wiki;

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund's registry, Wall of Faces,
- The Wall That Heals &
-- Requesting The Wall That Heals


Army Heritage Center Foundation's videos: The Army Song,
programs: Soldier Stories

Battleship New Jersey

Civics (History and Government) Questions ([pdf)

Constitution of the United States,
- Court, Executive, House & Senate
Declaration of Independence: A Transcription

National Vietnam War Veterans Day

Treasury's fiscaldata: National Debt
- USA Spending
- FRED's Debt to GDP ratios

Intrepid Museum's collections,
- exhibitions: Aircraft Carrier Intrepid

Top 5 Best Army Cadences
DeeDee's Air Force Squadron TRS320 marching to their "Jodys"
1 Hour of U.S. Military Cadences (Studio Recorded)

Vexillology & Glossary

Flag_of_the_United_States & Guidelines for Display (pdf)

Betsy_Ross_flag & Don't Tread on Me

Sen John McCain on the Pledge of Allegiance & the American Flag




Type search KEYWORD(S) into box, then hit enter :



(last update 27 May 2024)