Vietnam Veterans of America
Westchester County (NY)
Chapter 49

     "Never again will one generation of veterans abandon another..."


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Board of Directors and General Membership Meetings
1st Thursday of each month - 1930 hrs.
at the Armonk American Legion Hall
35 Bedford Road
Armonk, NY 10504


Contact: Dan Griffin, Executive Director
PO Box 224 • Pleasantville, NY 10570
(914) 682-4949

Executive Director's Report


Founded in 1978, Vietnam Veterans of America is the only national Vietnam veterans organization congressionally chartered and exclusively dedicated to Vietnam-era veterans and their families. VVA is organized as a not-for-profit corporation and is tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(19) of the IRS Code.

With more than 50,000 individual members in 46 state councils and 630 local chapters, VVA's 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.


Welcome to our Newest Members:

Life Member Mario Gambacorta - White Plains
Life Member Michael Piedimonte - Tarrytown
Life Member Dominick Scopelliti - West Harrison
(we are sorry to report that Brother Dominick passed away on September 29th)



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Agent Orange
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5/15/15 update
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Wreaths Across America
Lasdon Park - Katonah, NY

December 12, 2015

12:00 pm


Would you like to donate a wreath?

click on donate locally, type in New York, then click on  NYVVLS

Thanks to Chapter Member Bill Nelson for his contribution of 40 Wreaths!





Monthly Pizza Party

F.D.R. Veterans Hospital - Stress Unit
5:00 PM

4th Tuesday of Each Month
(Except May and December)


The October, 2015 pizza night is being sponsored by:
The White Plains Chapter of the National Society
of The Daughters of the American Revolution


The September, 2015 pizza night was sponsored by Blaise Bruno,
and dedicated to:
The Westchester County Veteran Service Agency


The July, 2015 pizza night was sponsored by Blaise Bruno, in honor and memory of:
Cpl. Blase E. Bruno  1917-1990  Veteran of World War II
Awarded a Silver Star and a Purple Heart for his actions on Leyte, Philippines, December 7, 1944

The April, 2015 pizza night was sponsored by: The Association of the United States Navy

The February, 2015 pizza night was sponsored by Cynthia Vanson, dedicated to:
SSG. Todd T.J. Lobraico, Jr.  KIA September 5, 2013 - Afghanistan

Would YOU like to sponsor one of our monthly pizza parties for the Veterans Hospital Stress Unit?
Contact Dan Griffin at: (914) 682-4949 or




All VA Medical Cards issued after 2004 need to be replaced as quickly as possible!
It has been discovered that, due to a careless design flaw, the cards can be scanned by
anyone with a smart phone (iPhone, Droid, etc.) Upon scanning your card, the first thing that
pops up on their phone will be your full social security number.

Get a new, replacement, card and don't lose or carelessly discard the old one!



The Department of Veterans Affairs has issued a fraud alert about a marketing scam that is targeting veterans who misdial the VA National Call Center (800-827-1000) or the GI Bill Call Center (888-442-4551) phone numbers.

A marketing company created two phone numbers that differ from the real VA numbers by one digit. 
If a veteran misdials and calls the bogus number, the answering party will offer a gift card
and try to obtain sensitive personal data, to include credit card information.

Please note that the VA will “never” ask for credit card or banking information over the phone.

The two bogus numbers are 800-872-1000 and 888-442-4511.  Please forward this information to all your friends.  The bottom line is make sure you know who you are talking to before providing personal information over the phone.  The VA has notified law enforcement authorities. 
For a list of toll-free VA phone numbers, go to the VA’s Inquiry Routing & Information System webpage at





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PO Box 224 Pleasantville, NY 10570
(914) 682-4949


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