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Culture of Giving Enhances Lives
John Butler
Published on: 12/29/2020
Read a recent article in the AJC that mentions our partnership with the Altanta History Museum and the grant we received from the Home Depot foundation for Veterans Park.

Symposiums

Vietnam War Symposium
John Butler
Published on: 11/2/2019
Watch a great gathering of Vietnam Veterans discussing their experiences during the war and beyond.

Community & Events

AVVBA members attend Atlanta Falcons's sponsored Vietnam Veterans breakfast
AVVBA
Published on: 11/10/2017
The Falcons honored the veterans with breakfast, a special pin and they will be recognized at the Falcons game on Sunday.
AVVBA Charleston Trip
AVVBA
Published on: 4/21/2016
Enjoy a slide show from our trip to Charleston from 4/21 - 4/24.
The Wall That Heals
AVVBA
Published on: 11/5/2015
Vietnam Memorial Wall Replica National Mobile Display "The Wall That Heals" Atlanta, Ga, Nov 5th 2015
Our members in national USO video
AVVBA
Published on: 11/5/2014
Our members in national USO video
2014 POW/MIA Day in Georgia
AVVBA
Published on: 9/25/2014
POW/MIA Day in George - A Tribute to the Families of Georgia' Fallen Heroes of the Vietnam War - September 25, 2014 - Georgia Capitol building, Atlanta Georgia
Georgia Vietnam Veterans Day - Vietnam War 50th Commemoration - State Capitol, Atlanta, Georgia
AVVBA
Published on: 5/25/2014
AVVBA Presents Vietnam Veterans Day in Georgia - A Tribute to Medal of Honor Recipients - North Wing - State Capitol of Georgia
Veterans Park Dedication - Atlanta History Center
AVVBA
Published on: 5/27/2013
Veterans Park at the Atlanta History Center dedication on May 27, 2013, to honor all those who served & continue to serve the United States of America, protecting freedom around the world.

Awards & Accomplishments

Awarded certificate of appreciation
AVVBA
Published on: 11/1/2014
AVVBA was awarded a certificate of appreciation from the Georgia Department of Veterans Services for our participation in the 2014 Vietnam Veterans Day.
Members Featured in Richard Nixon Foundation Video
AVVBA
Published on: 9/11/2013
Some of our members (Robert Certain, Lee Ellis) in the Richard Nixon Foundation video (09/11/2013):

Veterans Day

Atlanta’s 2020 Virtual Veterans Day Parade
AVVBA
Published on: 11/11/2020
Our AVVBA group marching past The Wall that Heals in Johns Creek for the Atlanta’s 2020 Virtual Veterans Day parade.
Brief introduction of the AVVBA
AVVBA
Published on: 11/11/2020
As part of the 2020 virtual Veterans Day Parade, Bryan Tate provides a brief introduction of the AVVBA.
I'm Ready To Talk
John Butler
Published on: 11/11/2020
Bob Babcock provides a brief introduction of the book “I’m Ready to Talk” as part of the Virtual Veterans Day Parade.
2019 Veterans Day Parade
John Butler
Published on: 11/11/2019
Atlanta Vietnam Veterans Business Association marching in the Veterans Day Parade in Downtown Atlanta, GA. This is a 360 Degree Video by George S. Pearl. You can look all around by dragging it with your mouse.
2018 Veterans Day Parade
John Butler
Published on: 11/11/2018
Atlanta Vietnam Veterans Parade - November 11, 2018 - Atlanta Georgia - 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War
Veterans Day At Atlanta History Center
AVVBA
Published on: 11/11/2015
VVBA Presents: Veterans Day At Atlanta History Center
Featuring Keynote Speaker Command Sergeant Major Bennie G. Adkins - November 11, 2015
Veterans Day Celebration at The Atlanta History Center
AVVBA
Published on: 11/11/2014
Veterans Day Celebration at The Atlanta History Center - November 11, 2014 - Atlanta Vietnam Veterans Association - AVVBA
2014 Veterans Day Parade
John Butler
Published on: 11/8/2014
November 8, 2014 - AVVBA - Marching in the Veterans Day Parade in Atlanta, Georgia
Atlanta Veterans Day Parade 2013
AVVBA
Published on: 11/9/2013
Atlanta Vietnam Veterans Association Marching in the 2013 Atlanta Veterans Day Parade

Fundraisers

2015 Golf Tournament
John Butler
Published on: 9/21/2015
Atlanta Vietnam Veterans Business Association Annual Golf Tournament Hosted by Horseshoe Bend Country Club Community Benefiting Birdies for the Brave - UPS Medal of Honor Sponsor
2014 Annual Golf Tournament
John Butler
Published on: 9/14/2014
Annual Golf Tournament Hosted by: Horseshoe Bend Country Club and Community Benefiting "Birdie for Brave"
AVVBA Golf Tournament 2013
AVVBA
Published on: 9/30/2013
"Birdies for the Brave" is a PGA Tour Charity. The Atlanta Vietnam Veterans Business Association annually runs this special golf tournament hosted by the Horseshoe Bend Country Club in Roswell, GA. The tournament chaired by AVVBA member Frank Murphy earns thousands of dollars each year to help needy veterans.

Memorial Dedications

Past Memorials
AVVBA
Published on: 12/22/2014
For years AVVBA would install a memorial to honor a local veteran and their families. Here is a list of the annual memorials going back to 1987.
Corporal Harry Kenneth Vaughan - Milton High School, Milton, Georgia
John Butler
Published on: 5/22/2014
Memorial Service for Corporal Harry Vaughan - United States Army - Killed in Action - 7 March 1968 - Bien Hoa Province, Republic of Vietnam - Service held at Milton High School, Milton Georgia
Major John Leonard Carroll - Marist School, Atlanta, Georgia
John Butler
Published on: 5/23/2013
Memorial Dedication by Atlanta Vietnam Veterans Business Association on behalf of all who served their country - May 23, 2013 - Major John L. Carrol, United States Air Force, Killed in Action - November 1972 - Kingdom of Laos.
Warrant Officer 1 Francis McDowall, Jr
AVVBA
Published on: 11/8/2012
November 8, 2012 at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport - The Distinguished Flying Cross was Posthumously Awarded to Warrant Officer 1 FRANCIS McDOWALL, JR. - Battery C, 2nd Battalion (Airmobile), 20th Artillery 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile).Memorial Rededication in Honor of Warrant Officer 1 Francis McDowall, Jr. - Killed in Action August 12 1969 - Republic of Vietnam

Monthly Meeting Videos

Retired Marine Dr. Richard McCormick discusses his military experiences in Afghanistan
The Web Team
Published on: 9/7/2021
Our September speaker, Dr. Richard McCormick is an Afghan War Veteran, a former USMC Aviator, a former US Navy medical doctor, and a former American Gladiator competitor. His presentation promises to be very interesting.
Author and Columnist Lynn Gendusa explains her article, "Salute the Vietnam Warriors"
The Web Team
Published on: 8/3/2021
Our speaker, Ms. Lynn Gendusa, is the author of the "Salute to Vietnam Warriors" article that appeared in numerous local and National newspapers several weeks ago. She will give us the back story on why she wrote this article.
Vietnam Veteran Tommy Clack Talks about why Freedom isn't Free.
The Web Team
Published on: 7/6/2021
Tommy Clack is a disabled Vietnam Vet who has spent his life after his Vietnam service helping other Veterans. He is a truly inspirational human being. Tommy has been the driving force behind the "Walk of Heroes" Veterans Memorial Park in Rockdale County and was a major force behind our memorial to PFC Ted Britt at this fine facility.
MG (Ret.) Pat Brady, Medal of Honor recipient, is our June guest speaker
The Web Team
Published on: 6/1/2021
MG Pat Brady
MG James Livingston, Medal of Honor Recipient is our key presenter for May
The Web Team
Published on: 5/4/2021
MG James Livingston, long a friend to AVVBA, will be on our Zoom call to discuss military issues and answer questions.
Army Airborne Veteran Ramona Roper Discusses Applying for VA Benefits
The Web Team
Published on: 4/6/2021
Ramona Roper is an Army Airborne veteran and now the Director of Training, Georgia Department of Veterans Service. She will discuss a Veteran's Guide for Applying for VA Benefits.
COL Thompson, 160th Spec Opns Av Reg, discusses the Osama Bin Ladin raid
The Web Team
Published on: 3/29/2021
This month's guest speaker is Army COL(R) John Thompson, who will discuss the part that the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment played in the raid that resulted in the killing of Osama Bin Ladin. COL Thompson was the Regimental Commander when that raid took place.
COL Desmond Bailey Discusses the Capture of Saddam Hussein
The Web Team
Published on: 2/2/2021
This month's speaker, COL Desmond Bailey, began his military career as a Marine. After serving with the Marines, he went to college, took ROTC, and went into the Army after he graduated. He was an Infantryman (Paratrooper and Ranger Qualified). Now retired, he is a military consultant for Mitre Corporation and a part-time Police Officer in the town of Eclectic, Alabama. His talk about the capture of Saddam Hussein is guaranteed to be electric!
The longest held enlisted POW
AVVBA
Published on: 10/6/2020
Vietnam POW William Robinson is our guest for this month's virtual meeting. He holds the record as the longest-held enlisted POW in American history. Bill's book, "The Longest Rescue: The Life and Legacy of Vietnam POW William A. Robinson" tells about his experience of being shot down while on a rescue mission over North Vietnam, then finally being released in 1973 with the POWs his crew was sent to rescue nearly 8 years earlier.
Successful Aging
AVVBA
Published on: 8/2/2020
A panel of senior care professionals give us their secrets to aging successfully.
Voting During COVID-19
AVVBA
Published on: 7/7/2020
Enjoy Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger's presentation about voting during COVID-19.
The first two Allied soldiers to discover Dachau
AVVBA
Published on: 6/2/2020
WW II Veteran Hilbert Margol who served with his twin brother in the U.S. Army's 42nd Infantry "Rainbow" Division. On April 29, 1945, toward the end of the war in Europe, Hilbert and his brother Howard were the first two Allied soldiers to discover Dachau, the first of the Nazi's horrific concentration camps established and operated in Germany.
Ginny Dornheggen who served in Vietnam as an Army Nurse
AVVBA
Published on: 5/5/2020
Our special guest via our first Zoom meeting is Ginny Dornheggen who served in Vietnam as an Army Nurse from 1970 to 1971.
29-time combined PGA & Champions Tour Winner
AVVBA
Published on: 2/4/2020
Larry Nelson, a 29-time winner on the PGA Tour & Champions Tour combined, including three majors is February's guest speaker. Larry served in an Army Infantry unit in Vietnam. He took up golf for first time after returning from Vietnam, carefully studying Ben Hogan’s book “The Five Fundamentals of Golf” while he learned to play the game.
The Honorable Theodore Britton, Jr.
AVVBA
Published on: 1/7/2020
The Honorable Theodore Britton, Jr., who served as Marine in the Pacific during WW II in 1944, then again in Korea in 1951. Following his military service, Britton served under President Gerald Ford as U.S. Ambassador to Barbados and Grenada.
A child's perspective of the Tet Offensive at the battle for Hue
AVVBA
Published on: 12/3/2019
A very special guest Anh Nguyen, of the Vietnamese American Community, will talk about his memories as a child of the 1968 Tet Offensive at the battle for Hue.
AVVBA Annual Meeting
AVVBA
Published on: 11/5/2019
Did you really miss our annual meeting? Well, if you want to know what happened, you can watch this jaw-dropping video recorded by George Pearl
We Will Not Fail
AVVBA
Published on: 10/1/2019
Debbie McKinley, Annapolis graduate, retired Marine (20 years) and HR Executive at The Home Depot, shares her inspiring story of her journey from western Virginia farm girl to servant leader as the Board Chair of the Veterans Empowerment Organization (www.VEOHero.org).
A Night in the Pech Valley
AVVBA
Published on: 9/3/2019
Grant McCarry (retired US Army Ranger), speaks on "A Night in the Pech Valley." Watch his first-hand account of a fire fight with enemy forces.
Rich Hoffman, talking UFOs
AVVBA
Published on: 8/30/2019
Rich Hoffman, UFO speaker from the AVVBA Rocket City Tavern dinner, provides an interesting accent to the AVVBA trip to the Huntsville Space and Rocket Center.
The power struggles between China and Japan before and during WW II.
AVVBA
Published on: 7/2/2019
Billy McDonald, the son of William "Mac" McDonald, who was wing man for Claire Chennualt, founder of the Flying Tigers, is our guest speaker for July. The stories we'll hear will include the power struggles between China and Japan before and during WW II.
"Civilian contractors" (can you say CIA?) in Vietnam who ended up MIA
AVVBA
Published on: 6/11/2019
Norman Black served as a U.S. Navy Journalist in the Western Pacific; reported for United Press International and edited copy for Associated Press in New York City. He will be speaking about the "civilian contractors" (can you say CIA?) in Vietnam who ended up MIA.
First female Navy pilot to be selected for Flag rank
John Butler
Published on: 5/7/2019
Rear Admiral Wendi Carpenter (USN Ret), the first female Navy pilot to be selected for Flag rank, is our guest speaker for this month. She completed a distinguished 34-year Navy career in 2011. In her final 3-year assignment, she served as the Commander of the Navy Warfare Development Command (NWDC) and was highly involved in the development of unmanned systems from seabed to space.
Gerald Gillis, artillery officer with the US Marines
AVVBA
Published on: 4/2/2019
Gerald Gillis, BBA & MBA, served as an artillery officer with the US Marines and in various leadership roles with Coca Cola, Genuine Parts and GE. He is an award-winning author and well-known keynote speaker.
Charlie One Five: A Marine Company's Vietnam War
AVVBA
Published on: 3/5/2019
Our speaker will be Nicholas Warr, a combat Marine who fought in the battle of Hue City as a platoon leader. Warr is the author of the book "Phase Line Green: The Battle for Hue, 1968," and the book, "Charlie One Five: A Marine Company's Vietnam War." Warr will discuss the importance of Hue City in 1968, provide a riveting account of urban combat, including the conflicting rules of engagement, which is a challenge to current United States military leaders of today.
Executive Director of Boots to Loafers
AVVBA
Published on: 2/5/2019
Guest speaker John W. Phillips (LTC, US Army-retired), is the Executive Director of Boots to Loafers, LLC, an organization focused on helping military personnel successfully transition to civilian life. John is also the author of Boots to Loafers: Finding Your New True North, a new field manual for those making the transition, transformation, and integration back into civilian life.
The history of NAS Pensacola
AVVBA
Published on: 1/8/2019
Guest speaker Maureen Smith Keillor, archivist at the Atlanta History Center, and author of "Naval Air Station Pensacola" and "The Blue Angels," both published by Arcadia Publishing, will discuss the history of NAS Pensacola.
Medal of Honor actions in the A Shau Valley
AVVBA
Published on: 11/6/2018
Guest speaker Command Sergeant Major Bennie G Adkins received the Medal of Honor in 2014 for actions in the A Shau Valley, Vietnam, in 1966. Wounded 18 times during 36 hours of battle, CSM Adkins then spent another 48 hours in the jungle, protecting other wounded soldiers and evading both NVA troops and a tiger before they were finally rescued by helicopter.
Forces Command's Role in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm
AVVBA
Published on: 10/2/2018
AVVBA Membership Vice-President Mike Hamer will present a first-hand report, "Forces Command's Role in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm" discussing how we deployed the active forces and mobilized and deployed the Army Reserve and Army National Guard units to Saudi Arabia.
Aging: the Future is Here
AVVBA
Published on: 9/4/2018
AVVBA Executive Vice-President John Butler, discusses a timely topic for all members, "Aging: the Future is Here." Then AVVBA member Skip Bell provides the membership with an update on AVVBA's "Vietnam War Documentary Project."
A Long Healing Come Slowly
AVVBA
Published on: 8/7/2018
Jim Carmichael, PhD, is the author of "A Long Healing Come Slowly," a novel about PTSD and its effects on suffering individuals and their family.
KGB Spy In America
AVVBA
Published on: 7/10/2018
Jack Philip Barsky, former KGB spy and author of the book, "Deep Undercover: My secret life and tangled alliances as a KJB spy in America," shares his intimate story that sheds light on the true personal consequences of a life in espionage.
Remembering The Deceased
AVVBA
Published on: 5/1/2018
Spouses of deceased AVVBA members are presented Certificates and Pins from the Department of Defense, as well as from the AVVBA, during this very special meeting.
Lessons From Vietnam War: Truths The Media Never Told You
AVVBA
Published on: 4/3/2018
Mike Scruggs, author of the book "Lessons From Vietnam War: Truths The Media Never Told You," is our guest speaker for April. He will be speaking on the topic "The Ongoing Battle for Historical Truth: Vietnam and Beyond." As an Air Force flying officer, Mike lived through the hellish anti-aircraft environment of low-level armed reconnaissance and attack missions over the Ho Chi Minh Trail.
Medal of Honor recipient Patrick Henry Brady, Major General, USA, Retired
AVVBA
Published on: 3/6/2018
Medal of Honor recipient Patrick Henry Brady, Major General, USA, Retired. Gen. Brady served two tours in Vietnam as a Dust Off pilot for the U.S. Army Medical Service Corps. During his tours, he flew over 3,000 combat missions and evacuated more than 5,000 wounded. Gen. Brady will discuss Medevac operations during and following Vietnam, his book entitled "Dead Men Flying: Victory in Viet Nam The Legend of Dust off: America's Battlefield Angels," and his perspective of the recent Ken Burns/ Lynn Novick film about the Vietnam War shown on PBS.
Executive Secretary of Vietnam Veterans for Factual History
AVVBA
Published on: 2/6/2018
R.J. Del Vecchio, the Executive Secretary of Vietnam Veterans for Factual History www.VVFH.org speaks about this organization of knowledgeable historians, authors and veterans who have worked to correct the historical record of the Vietnam War. Del served as a combat photographer with the U.S. Marines in Vietnam during 1968, and is the author of "Whitewash/Backwash: Myths of the Vietnam War."
Chairman of the Cobb County Board of Commissioners
AVVBA
Published on: 12/5/2017
Our December guest speaker is Colonel Michael Boyce, USMC (Ret.), who is still serving his country as the chairman of the Cobb County Board of Commissioners. Check out his insights into county government activities related to managing the affairs of one of the largest counties in Georgia.
Reactions To Ken Burns, "War in Vietnam"
AVVBA
Published on: 10/3/2017
Atlanta Public Broadcasting [PBA-30] joins us and gives our members the opportunity to provide comments about the Ken Burns film on the Vietnam War. PBA-30 is not part of the Georgia Public Broadcasting/Television system, but it will be airing the documentary in November 2017. They plan to present Vietnam War veterans reactions to the video in conjunction with their presentation of it. So they have asked AVVBA to participate and we in turn have asked seven of our members to provide their remarks about their reactions to the Ken Burns film effort.
Giving perspective to Ken Burns
AVVBA
Published on: 9/5/2017
Pete Mecca, AVVBA member, avid historian and purveyor of all sorts of stories about average men and women who fought for their country at various times in our history and have become "heroes" in some fashion or form. Pete has been working with PBA-30 on a special project related to a critical perspective to Ken Burns soon to be released documentary on the War in Vietnam.
The Family of Warriors.
AVVBA
Published on: 8/1/2017
Col. Edward DeVos, USA (RET) and AVVBA member, discusses his latest book, "The Family of Warriors."
Seven Days in July
AVVBA
Published on: 7/12/2017
Mr. Kenneth A. Griffiths, author of "Seven Days in July," an historic account of the battle for Atlanta, will discuss his finely written book.
Former Senior Enlisted to the Chairman of the JCS
John Butler
Published on: 5/2/2017
CSM/USMC (RET) Bryan Battaglia, former Senior Enlisted to the Chairman of the JCS, served with the current and immediate past CJCS' and the last three Secretaries of Defense, along with Brett Simon, on a variety of topics, including K9s for Warriors. Also, Jamie Popwell gives a short talk about "Flags for Vets."
Athlete & Warrior
AVVBA
Published on: 4/4/2017
Mel Pender, athlete, warrior and an AVVBA member with an exceptional career in the military and in life speaks to us about his new book. Also, M. Stan Maudlin, updates us on Ride for America.
Veterans Empowerment Organization of Georgia
AVVBA
Published on: 3/7/2017
The Veterans Empowerment Organization of Georgia makes a short but meaningful presentation on their programs to help veterans in need.
Georgia state senators Edward Harbison and Hunter Hill
AVVBA
Published on: 2/7/2017
Georgia state senators Edward Harbison and Hunter Hill discuss veterans' concerns and open up the floor for questions from the audience.
Army and Special Operations Aviation
AVVBA
Published on: 1/3/2017
U.S. Army Colonel John W. Thompson, a North Georgia College graduate and a combat veteran of operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm plus multiple deployments in support of Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom, is today's guest speaker. He discusses his experiences with Army and Special Operations aviation. If time permits, he may discuss his current role as head of FEMA, Southeast.
75th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack
AVVBA
Published on: 12/6/2016
COL Brent Cummings speaks on the topic of "A Better Understanding of the Middle East." He is uniquely qualified to discuss this topic, because he served two tours in Israel working with the Palestinian Authority Defense Forces. Due to the sensitive nature of this presentation, it will not be recorded. But with the 75th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack this week, the Atlanta History Center is presenting a short video honoring those who lost their lives that day, including eyewitness testimony of Pearl Harbor survivors who were interviewed as part of the Atlanta History Center’s Veterans History Project.
The Ghosts of the Green Grass
AVVBA
Published on: 10/4/2016
Historian J. L. Bud Alley brings his book, "The Ghosts of the Green Grass," to life, as he presents a haunting first-hand account on the Seventh Cavalry, Second Battalion's role during the Battles of the Ia Drang Valley. In addition to this excellent presentation, Sue VerHoef, director of Oral History & Genealogy for the Veterans History Project, gives an update on this project.
The Current Threat of Islamism in the World
AVVBA
Published on: 9/6/2016
LTC David Bores (Ret.), speaks on The Current Threat of Islamism in the World.
Through The Eyes of a Tiger - The John Donovan Story
AVVBA
Published on: 8/2/2016
Susan Clotfelter Jimison, author of "Through The Eyes of a Tiger - The John Donovan Story," describes her personal journey in creating this great read.
Vietnam Nurse, Mending and Remembering
AVVBA
Published on: 7/12/2016
Louise (Lou) Graul Eisenbrand, is the author of "Vietnam Nurse, Mending and Remembering." Due to technical issues, you cannot view the video of this event, but you can read a great story on Lou, written by our own AVVBA member, Pete Mecca.
The history behind Revenge at Kings Mountain
AVVBA
Published on: 6/14/2016
COL Ed DeVos, a highly decorated military officer, is an experienced writer of thought-provoking historical fiction, including Revenge at Kings Mountain, The Stain and The Chaplain’s Cross. Ed discusses the history behind Revenge at Kings Mountain.
Behind the enemy lines in Korea
AVVBA
Published on: 5/3/2016
COL Ben Malcom, the author of "White Tiger," discusses this book and related topics, all based on the time he spent behind the enemy lines in Korea.
Preemptive Strike: The Secret Plan That May Have Prevented the Attack on Pearl Harbor
AVVBA
Published on: 4/5/2016
Alan Armstrong, author of the book, "Preemptive Strike: The Secret Plan That May Have Prevented the Attack on Pearl Harbor," speaks about this important event in American military history.
Top Gun in F4's & F15's
AVVBA
Published on: 2/2/2016
Ric Hunter, retired Air Force pilot, Top Gun in F4's & F15's and author of the book, "Firehammer."
Chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs
AVVBA
Published on: 1/5/2016
Senator Johnny Isakson, the senior U.S. Senator from Georgia and Chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs.
The heritage of the Kentucky Rifle
AVVBA
Published on: 10/5/2015
Henry I. Bishop and Wayne Elliott of the Kentucky Rifle Foundation Association share their knowledge on the heritage of the Kentucky Rifle and will have on display for your viewing some very rare rifles.
The role of Hueys and other helicopters in Vietnam
AVVBA
Published on: 9/1/2015
Cliff Stern, a retired Lt. Col., US Army and helicopter pilot, speaks on the role of Hueys and other helicopters in Vietnam.
Certificates of Honor Presentation
AVVBA
Published on: 8/4/2015
Joe Galloway, author of “We were Soldiers Once and Young.” Joe assisted with the Georgia Department of Veterans Services' Certificates of Honor presentation, as he presented a Vietnam 50th Commemoration Lapel Pen to those receiving the Certificate of Honor.
Meeting the only 8 survivors of the Battle of Dai Do.
AVVBA
Published on: 6/16/2015
Jedwin Smith, a Pulitzer Prize-nominated print journalist. His brother was a Marine that was killed in Vietnam in March 1968. Jed has an exciting story of meeting the only 8 survivors of the Battle of Dai Do.
The 4th Infantry Division Fight Across Europe
AVVBA
Published on: 5/5/2015
AVVBA member Bob Babcock, who is also president and historian of the National 4th Infantry Division Association, speaks on one division’s fight across Europe from D-Day to V-E Day. Landing on Utah Beach at H-Hour on 6 June 1944, the 4th Infantry Division fought for 337 days until the Germans surrendered.
After the fall: Vietnam 1975 - present.
AVVBA
Published on: 3/3/2015
Tom McIntosh, USNR and USAFR, "After the fall: Vietnam 1975 - present."
How the American Red Cross services the military and local communities.
AVVBA
Published on: 2/3/2015
Terri Badow Duckett, CEO of both of The American Red Cross of Georgia and Red Cross of Metropolitan Atlanta, "How the American Red Cross services the military and local communities."
Air-cushioned vehicle operations in Vietnam
AVVBA
Published on: 1/6/2015
Kevin Keaveney, LTC, USA (Ret.) - presentation on air-cushioned vehicle operations in Vietnam, "Cavalry Afloat: The 39th Cavalry Platoon in the Mekong Delta."
James E. Livingston, MG, USMC (Ret.), Medal of Honor recipient
AVVBA
Published on: 12/2/2014
James E. Livingston, MG, USMC (Ret.), Medal of Honor recipient - presentation on proposed Medal of Honor Museum at Patriots Point, Charleston, S.C.
Vietnam Prisoner of War "Hanoi Hilton"
AVVBA
Published on: 10/7/2014
D. Walter Waddell, Major, USAF (Ret.), Vietnam Prisoner of War "Hanoi Hilton" (July 5, 1967 - March 4, 1973)
VA Benefits
AVVBA
Published on: 9/14/2014
VA Benefits, Victoria L. Collier, Esquire - Elder & Disability Law
The Army adding “Rigor and Resilience in Retention in the NCO Corps
AVVBA
Published on: 8/5/2014
Timothy L. Metheny, Command SGT Major, Commandant, Non Commissioned Officer Academy - The Army adding “Rigor and Resilience in Retention in the NCO Corps”
Veterans Court Discussion
AVVBA
Published on: 7/8/2014
Judge Todd Markle & Cary King, Esq. discuss the intricacies of the Veterans Court.
Vietnam Medal of Honor Panel
AVVBA
Published on: 6/3/2014
AVVBA - Medal of Honor Recipients Panel - June 3, 2014
Alvin Townley, Author, - “Defiant” - POWs Who Endured North Vietnam’s Most Famous Prison
AVVBA
Published on: 5/13/2014
Author of "Defiant" - The Pows Who Endured Vietnam's Most Infamous prison - The Women Who Fought For Them, & The one Who Never Returned
John Tobin, Colonel US Army Retired, Special Forces - MacArthur and the Fall of the Philippines
AVVBA
Published on: 4/1/2014
"MacArthur & the Fall of the Philippines" - Presentation by John Tobin, Ret. Col. U.S. Army - Special Forces
Sue VerHoef, Senior Archivist, Georgia History Center - Veterans History Project
AVVBA
Published on: 3/4/2014
Atlanta Vietnam Veterans Association presents Sue VerHoef, Staff Geneologist at Kenan Research Center & Atanta History Center
Lt. General Glenn Spears, USAF Retired
AVVBA
Published on: 2/4/2014
Lt. General Glenn Spears, USAF Retired - Experience on 9/11 as Commander 89th Air Lift Wing, Andrews AFB
Brian P. Kemp, Secretary of State - Georgia
AVVBA
Published on: 1/7/2014
Secretary of State Brian Kemp discusses Veteran's issues in Georgia
Sabin J. Gianelloni, III, Major U.S. Cavalry - Advisor Adventures - Mekong Delta
AVVBA
Published on: 12/3/2013
Advisor Adventures - Mekong Delta - Speech by Sabin Gianelloni, 111 - Major - US Cavalry
James T. Lawrence - Lt. US Army Vietnam Veteran 7th Cavalry, Author - “Reflections on LZ Albany - Th
AVVBA
Published on: 11/5/2013
Jim Lawrence, Lt.Ret. - 7th Cavalry, Vietnam - Author of "Reflections on LZ Albany - The Agony of Vietnam"
Angela Pilato, Lt. Col. USAF Retired - Memoir - “Angela’s Truck Stop”
AVVBA
Published on: 10/1/2013
Angel Pilato, Lt. Col. USAF, Ret - Author of "Angel's Truck Stop" How Being Part of History Turned into a Memoir.
Yung Nguyen - Inspiring Story Courageous Escape from Vietnam and Cambodia to Thailand to Successful
AVVBA
Published on: 8/6/2013
Yung Nguyen tells the story of his dangerous escape from Vietnam and how as a young man he arrived in the United States with nothing and how he became a success.
Phillip Jennings, Captain USMC, Pilot/FAC/ALO, Author - “The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Viet
AVVBA
Published on: 7/9/2013
Atlanta Vietnam Veterans Association Speaker - Phillip Jennings - Former Captain Air America, Inc. - Former Marine Captain, Pilot/FAC/ALO - July 9, 2013
Brigadier General Robert L. Stephens Jr., US Army Retired, Author - “When In Charge, TAKE CHARGE”
AVVBA
Published on: 6/4/2013
Atlanta Vietnam Veterans Business Association (AVVBA) on June 4, 2013 Presents Brigadier General Robert Stephens, Jr. - U.S. Army Retired
Colonel Paul Longgrear, US Army Retired - Georgia Military Veterans Hall of Fame
AVVBA
Published on: 5/7/2013
Colonel Paul Longgrear, US Army Retired - Georgia Military Veterans Hall of Fame
Colonel Robert G. Certain, USAF Retired - “The Final Air Battle of the War in Vietnam”
AVVBA
Published on: 4/2/2013
Atlanta Vietnam Veterans Association Presents: Col. Robert G. Certain - The Final Air Battle of the War in Vietnam
Larry Berman, Author - “The Life & Times of Admiral Elmo Russell “Bud” Zumwalt, Jr.”
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Published on: 3/5/2013
Atlanta Vietnam Business Association Presents: Larry Berman - A Vietnam Veteran and Author of "The Life and Times of Admiral Elmo Russell "Bud" Zumwalt, Jr."
Leonard M. Scruggs, USAF Decorated Vietnam War Veteran - “Lessons from the Vietnam War: Truths the M
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Published on: 6/12/2012
Atlanta Vietnam Veterans Association Present: Leonard M. Scruggs - Decorated Vietnam War Veteran (USAF) and Author of "The Vietnam War: Truths The Media Never Told You"
Mark Shaughnessy, author - “Vietnam Remembered Today - A Tale of Two Brothers,”
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Published on: 6/5/2012
Atlanta Vietnam Veterans Business Association Presents - Mark Shaughnessy on June 5, 2012, Co-Author of "Vietnam Remembered Today - A Tale of Two Brothers"
Benjamin W. Patton - “Growing Up Patton”
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Published on: 5/1/2012
Atlanta Vietnam Veterans Business Association Presents on May 1, 2012 - Benjamin Patton "Growing up Patton" Grandson of WW 2 General George S. Patton
Helen K. Denton - Typing Secret War Plans
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Published on: 4/3/2012
Atlanta Vietnam Business Association Presents Mrs. Helen K. Denton - Secretary who typed the Top Secret WW II D-Day Battle Plans for General Dwight D. Eisenhower