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National Vice President
National Secretary / Treasurer
Board of Trustees’
Bruce Bruni, LM, 2term
Robert Macleod , LM 2term
Gil "Frenchy" Benoit, LM,1term
William Figone, LM, 1term
Gil Benoit, LM (PNP)
Paul A. Ewaldt, LM
Ned Fontaine, LM
John Gnegy, LM*
Baker W. Herbert, LM*
Bill Hoover, LM, (PNP)
Donald Kneip (CTB-’95)*
VADM. T.R. Sargent III, LM*
Paul Scotti, LM (PNP)
PNP Paul Scotti
Michael Placencia, PNP
Gary Sherman, NS/T
Bruce Bruni, LM
PNP Michael Placencia
PNP Ed Swift, LM
PNP Paul Scotti, LM
Richard Ames, LM
Mike Placencia, LM
Vince Patton, LM
Small Stores Manager
Richard Hogan, JR.
Cape May Coordinator
Thank you for your confidence and trust by electing me your new Association President. It is an honor and one that I will do my best to uphold.
2017 Convention and Reunion is now in the books. A great time was had by all that attended, and, if you missed it, try for 2019.
Thanks go out to the following: Bruce Bruni and Ed Swift on the new Association Banner (see pics), Ed Floyd for keeping the bar "manned and ready", with Wayne Miller's help, Frenchy Benoit for buzzing around selling 50-50 tickets, maybe a record $611 to the winner and the same for the Association. And Bill Figone for always being where help is needed. And thanks to Ted Leventini and Mike Johnson for their generous donations. And thanks to Roger Beving for his display of the 82' and patch placards.
If you helped out in any way, especially behind the scenes, feel proud that your work contributed to the success of the reunion.
Thank you to Mike Placencia for your leadership these past 4 years. As your NVP and co-reunion planner, working with you was a journey I won't forget. BRAVO ZULU.
Finally, thoughts and prayers to those members that are experiencing major health issues, and for the family of Nancy Burke, past Auxiliary President, who recently passed away.
Steve Petersen, LM
CGCVA ADDRESS CHANGE
CGCVA’s new Administrative Office mailing address has changed, effective April 15, 2016.
P O Box 777
Havre De Grace,
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VA Expands Agent Orange Eligibility for More Ships
Honoring Vietnam War Veterans
and Their Families
and Their Families
The Coast Guard Combat Veterans Association is a Commemorative Partner in this endeavor. Consequently, we agree to carry out events and activities to salute Vietnam veterans. These salutes may be initiated and done by our members.
Things to honor veterans and their families can be anything you can imagine: e.g. having students/youths compose essays; holding exhibits (photo, artifacts, models); holding ceremonies; hosting luncheons; giving talks; and so on.
Commemorative Partner the CGCVA is called upon to provide the Vietnam War
Commemoration submissions of upcoming events, if applicable, and an
after-action summary of what we have done. To remain a partner the Association
has to perform at least two activities a year.
To get word out to our members please post the attached notice on our website. http://www.vietnamwar50th.com/
Paul C. Scotti
CGCVA Co-Founder/Historian Chairman,
Commemorative Partner Committee
Vietnam Art Project -
Your help is needed.
Your help is needed.
As you are no doubt aware, the 50th Anniversary of the US Coast Guard’s
participation in the Vietnam War is fast approaching.
Reflecting the Coast
Guard’s service in Vietnam
from 1965 through 1973, this commemoration is envisioned to be ongoing between
2015 and 2023 and is intended to be part of a larger outreach project which
simultaneously acknowledges USCG Vietnam Veterans for their service and
sacrifice while educating the public on the US Coast Guard’s important role in
Great message / request it was originally posted on the old CGCVA site April 2014 is it still active? If so, We need the missing "action item" for the submissions requirements for Vietnam Vet artist's - Thanks - R Ames