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Our goals are to promote and support the full range of issues important to Vietnam veterans, to create a new identity for this generation of veterans, and to change public perception of Vietnam veterans.


About Us

Tom Corey was the founding President of VVA Palm Beach County Chapter 25 in 1981. In 1991, the chapter was renamed the Thomas H. Corey Chapter at its tenth anniversary celebration in his honor.
Sgt. Thomas H. Corey US Army (Ret.) is a Veterans Advocate.

Tom was wounded/paralyzed in combat in Vietnam in 1968. He has returned to Vietnam 16 times since 1994 regarding POW/MIA and Agent Orange issues. He has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts in Vietnam and was on the cover of November, 2011 Parade magazine with Gen. Colin Powell. He currently serves as an Program Specialist at the WPB VA Medical Center

GOALS & PROGRAMS

Never again will one generation of Veterans abandon another.
Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 25 are proud to support the Fisher House located at the West Palm Beach VAMC and the Renewal Coalition located in Jupiter, Florida.

NATIONAL GOALS

· Aggressively advocate on issues important to veterans.
· Seek full access to quality health care for veterans.
· Identify the full range of disabling injuries and illnesses incurred during military service.
· Hold government agencies accountable for following laws mandating veterans health care.
· Create a positive public perception of Vietnam veterans.
· Seek the fullest possible accounting of America POWs and MIAs.
· Support the next generation of America war veterans.
· Serve our communities.

Meeting Information

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
West Palm Beach VA Medical Center
7305 N Military Trl, West Palm Beach, FL 33410

 

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General Membership meetings are now conducted on the first Saturday of the month at the VAMC, Conference room number 4B-292 at noon.

Board meeting Information

Our Board meetings are conducted on the third Monday of the month at 6:00pm
Palm Beach County Fire Rescue - Station 23
5471 Okeechobee Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL 33417

Our Officers

PRESIDENT, Marc Goodell
Joined the ARMY in 1968. Inducted in February 1969 and went to Fort Polk for Basic. Served in Vietnam from March 1970 to March 1971 with the 101st Airborne Division in I Corps as a Huey Pilot. Area of Operations was the A Shau Valley, Khe Sahn, Laos, and the DMZ. Attached to MACV SOG. Moved to Palm Beach County in 1980. Joined Vietnam Veterans of America in 1992.

VICE PRESIDENT, Jery Klein
I was born in the Bronx New York but grew up on Long Island. I entered the Army on March 8,1967 and served with A Company 2nd Battalion 8th Cavalry 1st Division from August 8,1967 to August 8,1968. I was awarded the Silver Star ( for Gallantry in Action) on 5/1/1968, the Air Medal and the Combat Infantryman's Badge during my service in Vietnam.

SECRETARY, Charlotte Rebillard Joined the U.S. Air Force on 6-6-74 with basic training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonia, Texas. My technical training as a "20752" printer systems operator took place at Goodfellow Air Force Base, San Angelo, Texas. I, then, was stationed at Shu Lin Kou Air Station, Taipei, Taiwan, and then at San Vito Air Station, San Vito, Italy.I've been active with Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter #25 over 30 years and have served on the Board, as President, as Vice-President, and as Secretary.

TREASURER, Aaron Augustus
Draftedd into the United States Army on December 13,1963. December 27, 1963 reported to basic training at Fort Jackson, “TANK HILL”. On completion, I was assigned the MOS 111B(light weapons Infantry).
Started Advanced Infantry training at Fort Benning, GA. and assigned to the 38th Infantry of the 2nd ID.
The entire unit was transferred to an experimental air combat concept known as Air Assault. The 11th Air Assault, “Air Mobile” trained intensely for the next year in Jungle warfare tactics.
The 11th Air Assualt became the 1st Air Cavalry and I was assigned to Charlie company, 1st Battalion. and deployed to Vietnam.