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Vietnam Veterans and Marines unite to aid students

Two military organizations for active, retired and honorably discharged service men and women have partnered to offer scholarships for college-bound students.Detroit Chapter #9 of the Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA9) and the Department of Michigan Marine Corps...

Detroit Vietnam Veterans Launch Scholarship Program

A group of veterans who faced myriad challenges both during and after their military service are working to ensure that new generationshave one less hurdle of their own. Detroit Chapter #9 of the Vietnam Veterans of America, in partnership with the Community...

Detroit skilled trades students get a big boost

Vietnam Veterans of America, Home Builders Association and Carhartt donate $30,000 Students looking to work in the skilled trades will have a better chance to go farther, thanks to a $30,000 contribution to fund their equipment and study needs during apprenticeships....

VETERANS TO HONOR LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT WITH LUNCH

DETROIT, MI -- The Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 9, and Brother Joe’s Youth and Street Ministry will hold their annual appreciation luncheon to honor local law enforcement officers. The meals for Detroit Police Department officers, donated by several...

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,...

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