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The Officers


Stephen Petersen, LM

 National President

 

Terry O'Connell, LM

National Vice President

 

Gary Sherman, LM

  National Secretary / Treasurer

 

 

Board of Trustees’

   Michael Placenica, LM, PNP

Chairman

          Bruce Bruni, LM, 2term

       Robert Macleod  , LM 2term

     Gil "Frenchy" Benoit, LM,1term

         William Figone, LM, 1term


Founders

Robert Bailey

Noel Bell

Gil Benoit, LM (PNP)

John Ehrmann

Paul A. Ewaldt, LM

Ned Fontaine, LM

John Gnegy, LM*

Baker W. Herbert, LM*

Bill Hoover, LM, (PNP)

Donald Kneip (CTB-’95)*

R.W. Madura,LM

Barry Nance,LM*

VADM. T.R.  Sargent III, LM*

Paul Scotti, LM (PNP)

Roger Williams,LM*

*CTB

 

Appointee’s


Service Officer

Tom Huckelberry

Larry Jones


ByLaws

Thomas Hart

PNP Paul Scotti

 

Convention Planner

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Nominating Committee

William Figone

 

Membership Director PNP Joe Kleinpeter

 

Editor-In-Chief

Quarterdeck Log

PNP Ed Swift, LM

 

Historian

PNP Paul Scotti, LM

 

Master-At-Arms

Ed Floyd, LM


Webmaster

Richard Ames, LM


Parliamentarian

Mike Placencia, LM

 

Chaplain

Vince Patton, LM


Small Stores Manager

Richard Hogan, JR.


Cape May Coordinator

Thomas Dougherty

 


 

 


Ahoy Shipmates and Friends, 

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.


Semper Paratus, 


Steve Petersen, LM

National President

 
 

CGCVA ADDRESS CHANGE

 


CGCVA’s new Administrative Office mailing address has changed, effective April 15, 2016.

CGCVA
P O Box 777
Havre De Grace,
Maryland 21078

Gary Sherman
National Secretary/Treasurer

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VA Expands Agent Orange Eligibility for More Ships

 
The list of U.S. Navy and Coast Guard ships associated with military service in Vietnam and possible exposure to Agent Orange has moved to the Veterans Benefits Administration compensation website. The updated list can now be found on VBA’s “Veterans Exposed to Agent Orange” Web page.

Honoring Vietnam War Veterans
and Their
Families

            Congress authorized the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration, to oversee the honoring of Vietnam War veterans and their families during 2015 to 2017.


            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.


            As a 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/

Thank you.
Paul C. Scotti
CGCVA Co-Founder/Historian Chairman,
Commemorative Partner Committee

Coast Guard Vietnam Art Project -
Your help is needed.

Dear USCG Vietnam Veterans:

 

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 the war.


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