Gold Vault Patriots Chapter 1051

Welcome to the Vietnam Veterans of America
Elizabethtown, Kentucky

Chapter News

Meeting Cancelation: No meeting cancelations

Do you have a Chapter shirt? We have a chapter T-Sshirt and Polo Shirts. The official Chapter Polo shirt is a light brown shirt. We have it set up with Gerald Printing, 6270 N. Dixie HWY, E-town (they are a little north and across from Rural King) to supply the shirt and have our patch and your name put on the shirt. Color is really your choice. If they aren't sure what you want ask for Natalie. The T-Shirt is $17.50 and Polo Shirt is $24.50, this price is not for 2XL and larger.

T-Shirt Back   T-Shirt Front  Polo Shirt           VVA Chapter 1051 Shirts

We have Chapter patches that you can put on other clothing such as vest or jackets.
Chapter 1051 Patch

Certificate of Recognition
There is now a form on our Downloads page that you  must fill out and present to the Directors for approval for anyone you think our chapter should give a thank you certificate to. This form has the rules for submitting a request on it.

Vietnam Traveling Wall At Lexington Horse Park July 2015 Pictures
Here are some pictures from the event.
Wall Arriving
Wall Set-Up
Opening Ceremony
Aerial Pix

“On September 20, 1965, while crew chief aboard a U.S. Air Force Rescue helicopter, Airman First Class William A. Robinson was shot down and captured in Ha Tinh Province, North Vietnam. Robinson endured seven and half years—2,703 days—in North Vietnamese prison camps. There is no enlisted man in American military history held as a prisoner of war longer than Robinson. We invite you to view Robinson's inspiring, hour-long keynote address to the delegates at VVA's 17th National Convention in Springfield, Illinois.”

View Video on YouTube

Do you need a lawyer?
After some questions from fellow chapter members about legal services I contacted a lawyer that I know and trust. She has agreed to help our chapter members with a discounted rate for Wills, Power of Attorney, and Living Wills. When you call her office you must ask for an appointment with her to get these discounts and you must show her your current membership card. She is Teresa Renee McMahan with the firm of Lonneman, Blair, & Burnette P.L.L.C. They are located at 202 North Mulberry St. in Elizabethtown. Their phone number is 270-765-2190

How the VA Decides on a
Presumptive Disease

I found this information and think it explains some of the reasons why VA does what it does concerning presumptive diseases. This is long but also very good in showing the processes.
Click Here

Corrections to DD214
If your DD214 is incorrect there is a form, DD215, to correct any problem on or not on your DD214.

Radcliff Veterans Home
To be placed on the  Admission List email  the Admissions Coordinator,
John Phillips, at
John.Phillips@ky.gov
include the following information;
Contact Name
Contact Phone Number
Email
Veterans Name
Current Location

Agent Orange
Do you know that the effects of Agent Orange is now showing up in grandchildren of Vietnam veterans? If you suspect your grand child might have problems for this you need to get with a service officer and you need to register your grandchild on this website, www.birthdefects.org and Children of Vietnam Veterans Health Alliance, Inc, their website is www.covvha.net. Download an Agent Orange Guide that list important information about the presumptive diseases caused by Agent Orange.

To view a video of our Agent Orange Town Hall Meeting on March 12th, 2016
Go Here
***NOTE: Will not work on Google Chrome's web browser***

Cold War Certificate
Would you like to have a certificate for the Cold War. The Army is sending certificates to people that helped the United States win the Cold War. Anyone who served in the active forces, National Guard or reserves - or as a civilian employee of the U.S. government - from Sept. 2, 1945 through Dec. 26, 1991 is eligible. Contractors and volunteers are not eligible. Download the sample letter you have to mail in to request the certificate.

Aid and Attendance and Housebound Improved Pension Benefit
A little-known benefit for aging veterans, many are unfamiliar with a benefit that can help pay for care at home or in assisted living or a nursing home. The Department of Veterans Affairs benefit called the Aid and Attendance and Housebound Improved Pension benefit, known as A&A, which can cover the costs of caregivers in the home (including sons and daughters who are paid to be caregivers, though not spouses) or be used for assisted living or a nursing home. The benefit is not insignificant: up to $2,019 monthly for a veteran and spouse, and up to $1,094 for the widow of a veteran. Surprised that you've never heard of it? You're not alone. "It's probably one of the lesser-known benefits," said Randal Noller, a Veterans Affairs spokesman in Washington. Of the 1.7 million World War II veterans alive as of 2011, who were in need of caregiving assistance and thus eligible, only 38,076 veterans and 38,685 surviving spouses were granted the A&A benefit that year, according to Mr. Noller. For more information visit www.VeteranAid.org

Kentucky Veterans Hall of Fame
 They are seeking nominations for veterans that need to be recognized for his or her service beyond the military. You can download the application or call
859-512-2247.

 

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