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Detroit Veterans Give Student a Great Building Tool

Members of a local veterans group will be on hand during a special school ceremony Wednesday when a group-backed scholarship is presented to a student pursuing a career in the building trades. The A. Phillip Randolph Career and Technical Center, 17101 Hubbell Ave.,...

DETROIT ADVOCATE FOR VETERANS TO BE AMONG FIRST IN HALL OF HONOR

Keith King has done so much over the last 40 years to help individuals who served their country that the short summary version of his biography is still six pages long. A Vietnam veteran, King helped found Chapter 9, one of the earliest and largest affiliates of the...

4 young Detroit winners get an education boost

Vietnam Veterans chapter donates $10,000 through DPS Foundation Four Detroit students have won unique $2,500 scholarships thanks to a newly established partnership between the Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 9, and the Detroit Public Schools Foundation. The...

CHAPTER 9 MOVES TO TEMPORARY LOCATION

In late January, Chapter 9 moved from the Detroit, MI location that for years held their community events, chapter meetings, fundraisers, etc.The location at 2951 Woodward is being reconstructed for the Red Wings professional hockey team’s new arena.Chapter 9 will be...

CHAPTER DONATES TO WCXI 1160 AM MILITARY VETERANS RADIO TALK SHOW

Left to right; VVA 9 President Paul Palazzolo presents check to DAV State Commander Beth Gonzales pictured with DAV representatives Charlie Brock and Jeff Hannak and VVA 9 Treasurer Mike Sand Talk show host Ike Engelbuam, left will focus on veteran issues faced today....

DETROIT: A PURPLE HEART CITY

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan with City Council held a proclamation ceremony at City Hall with the Military Order of the Purple Heart. A plaque and a flag were presented to pay tribute to city residents who were wounded or killed in combat as part of the declaration,...

Chapter 9 Member Calls on Veterans to Rebuild Detroit

Jack Devine, a founding member of Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 9, recently called on veterans to help Detroit continue its renaissance in an Op-Ed appearing in Crain’s Detroit Business. “As Detroit moves along its path for renewal and enlightenment, making the...

DETROIT CHAPTER 9: Who’s Your Tiger?

Detroit Chapter 9’s headquarters is located just a few blocks north of Comerica Park, the home of the Detroit Tigers. In fact, the chapter’s one-acre park is often used for tailgating and parking for both Tigers and Lions games, as well as many other events in the...

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