ST PATRICK'S PARADE 2017 ROCKVILLE CENTRE

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS GARAGE SALE - PROCEEDS GOING TO VWVA 

UVO INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS DINNER - FRANK COLON COMMANDER

Member Pat Yngstrom speaks on Veteran's News on local TV 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18dOv-hlMXo

This Man should be declared a Saint. The Hero Chaplain from our war Fr. Vincent Capodanno. https://www.ncregister.com/blog/joseph-pronechen/hero-chaplain-father-capodannos-story-being-filmed-for-tv

 MEMORIAL REMEMBRANCE SERVICE 2016

 GUEST SPEAKER LT.COL. DAVID (BULL) GURFEIN USMCR (RET.)

 Bellmore St. Fair 2015

 

 
 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 7, 2011 No. 11-33
VVA Urges All Veterans Exposed to Agent Orange

Be Screened for Prostate Cancer

( Washington , D.C. )
"Veterans exposed to Agent Orange are at least twice as likely to develop prostate cancer; their recurrence rates are higher; and recurring cancers are more aggressive," noted Dr. Thomas Berger, Executive Director of VVA’s Veterans Health Council, before today’s Congressional Men’s Health Caucus Prostate Cancer Task Force. Berger urged his fellow Vietnam veterans to get screened, noting "it’s worth the fight."
Said Berger, "Some three m illion veterans served in Southeast Asia , and no one knows for sure how m any of these veterans were exposed to Agent Orange."
In 1996 the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences concluded there is "limited evidence of a positive association between prostate cancer and exposure to herbicides used in Vietnam , including Agent Orange." As a result of IOM’s findings, Jesse Brown, then-Secretary of the Veterans Administration (VA), issued the final rule, recognizing prostate cancer as a service-connected, presumptive disease associated with exposure to Agent Orange and other phenoxy herbicides during military service, allowing such exposed veterans to become eligible for VA disability compensation and health care.
In 2008, University of California-Davis Cancer Center physicians released results of research showing Vietnam veterans exposed to Agent Orange have greatly increased risks of prostate cancer and even greater risks of getting the most aggressive form of the disease as compared to those who were not exposed. The research was also the first to use a large population of men in their 60s and the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test. More than 13,000 Vietnam veterans enrolled in the VA Northern California Health Care System were stratified into two groups, exposed or not exposed to Agent Orange between 1962 and 1971. Based on medical evaluations conducted between 1998 and 2006, the study revealed that:
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twice as many Agent Orange-exposed men were identified with prostate cancer than non-exposed;
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Agent Orange-exposed men were diagnosed two-and-a-half years younger than non-exposed; and
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Agent Orange-exposed men were nearly four times more likely to present with metastatic disease than non-exposed.

 July Stand Down 2015

 Memorial Remembrance Service 2015

 USE THIS LINK TO VIEW PICTURES OF VWVA EVENTS

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/9xuehr9tvgw07x3/AABqku093AUrw3jPHfgrsDuTa

PRESENTATION OF CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION TO MAJOR MOORE AND THE NJROTC CADETS OF FREEPORT HIGH SCHOOL FOR THEIR CONTINUED PARTICIPATION IN THE ANNUAL PRE- MEMORIAL DAY VIGIL PRAYER SERVICE

WALL OF VETERANS MEMORIAL AT EISENHOWER PARK

Dedication of Agent Orange Memorial Eisenhower Park  Sunday May 26, 2013

This Memorial is the direct result of two concerned people about the war many brought home with them because of exposure to Agent Orange in Vietnam. John Bachor and Joyce Rommel designed, raised funds and got the County's approval along with UVO to place this Memorial at the Veterans Memorial in Eisenhower Park.

 Article from this months Legion Magazine "Vietnam Trackers". (below)

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 ST. Patrick's Day Parade Rockville Centre March 23, 2013

New York State Medal of Merit. Check to see if you are eligible.  Click on pdf file below and print the form and the criteria.

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Where Our National Cemetary Headstones Come From.

 http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7367662n%C2%A0%C2%A0%C2%A0

The National Vietnam War Museum

http://www.nationalvnwarmuseum.org/

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