THE CGCVA ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE HAS MOVED TO PENNSYLVANIA. THE CGCVA PHONE AND EMAIL REMAIN THE SAME AS 410-690-8000 & CGCVA@COMCAST.NET. Please make note of it!
PLEASE USE THE NEW ADDRESS: CGCVA, P O BOX 969, LANSDALE, PA 19446
OUR P O BOX WAS CHANGED ON NOVEMBER 19TH, 2019, AND AFTER 60 DAYS I'VE ONLY RECEIVED 4 PIECES OF RE-DIRECTED MAIL THAT WAS SENT TO OUR OLD ADDRESS IN MARYLAND.
SO IF YOU HAVE MAILED SOMETHING TO THE CGCVA AT THE OLD ADDRESS, IN THE LAST 60 DAYS, I HAVE NOT RECEIVED IT YET. HOPEFULLY WE'LL GET A BIG BATCH OF MISDIRECTED MAIL SOON. I HAVE NUMEROUS INQUIRIES WITH USPS AND HOPEFULLY THIS WILL GET CORRECTED SOON. WE APPRECIATE YOUR PATIENCE AND I'LL CASH YOUR OUTSTANDING CHECK, AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. THANK YOU! CGCVA
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National Vice President
National Secretary / Treasurer
Board of Trustees’
PNP Michael Placencia, LM
Gil "Frenchy" Benoit, LM, 2term
William Figone , LM 2term
Bruce Bruni, LM,1term
Butch Hampton, LM, 1term
Gil Benoit, LM (PNP)
Paul A. Ewaldt
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
Bruce Bruni, LM
Michael Placencia, PNP
Gary Sherman, NS/T
PNP Michael Placencia
Bruce Bruni, LM
PNP Paul Scotti, LM
Richard Ames, LM
Mike Placencia, LM
Vince Patton, LM
Small Stores Manager
Richard Hogan, Jr.
Cape May Coordinator
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HOW DO YOU REACH THE CGCVA ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE?
BY TELEPHONE: 410-690-8000
BY EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
BY MAIL: CGCVA
P O BOX 969
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TELL US HOW YOU LIKED THE CHARLESTON REUNION!
If you attended the Charleston reunion, or any previous reunion, please give the Reunion Committee some feedback on your experience, so we can make the next reunion even better!
Please email the Reunion Committee at email@example.com and indicate "Reunion" in the subject line.
Let us know about your experiences (good or bad) so we can gather useful information to make the next reunion an event that you and others will want to experience in the future!
The Reunion Committee needs to hear from you!
PLEASE SEE OUR NEW 2020 SCHEDULE!
TO ALL CGCVA VIETNAM
The Book is out!
THE LONG BLUE LINE DISRUPTED
by Robert G. Breen, Associate Member of the CGCVA and Dr. Douglas E. Campbell, noted Naval Historian and published writer.
The cost is $20.00 at book signings and by mail. Send Check or Money order to Robert G. Breen, 743 Fringed Orchid Trail, Venice, FL 34293 The book is also available on Amazon.com for $26.75 as well as Barnes and Noble Book Stores.
The Story of USS Serpens (AK-97) and the Quest for Reinstatement of the Purple Heart The story of USS Serpens (AK-97) is an important chapter in Coast Guard history - the most tragic loss of life in the more than 220 years of Coast Guard service to the United States. Contained within these pages is the official ship’s War Diary along with some 200 personal letters sent from Serpens’ crew to their friends and loved ones waiting for them to return home. On 29 January 1945, while sitting off Guadalcanal, Serpens exploded. Of the roughly 250 crew and Army stevedores on board at the time, only two Coastguardsmen survived. While this is the story of ship and crew, the final chapter still needs to be written – the awarding of the Purple Heart. It was awarded, the two who survived and several families of those killed received them, and then through misstep or miscommunication, the medal was rescinded. Help reinstate the Purple Heart on behalf of the relatives of the Serpens’ crew
WE NEED YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS!
Out of the 1,300+ members of the CGCVA, only about 450 of you have submitted your email address. That's only about 35% of you!
Why is your email needed?
If we have your email:
1) We can quickly let you know about events in your area.
2) We can make announcements quickly to the entire association that cannot wait until the next issue of the Quarterdeck Log comes out.
3) If your dues are past due, you'll get an email simply indicating that your dues are past due and you need to send money in right away, to keep your membership active.
4) We can contact you more quickly if we have a question about a payment we've received.
So many times we'll have your address in our system and get a check for your dues renewal and the addresses don't match. Some times we get a check, which doesn't match the address in our system, and the return address on the envelope doesn't match the check or our system address so it's impossible to determine which is your current address. So we call your phone number and it doesn't work or we leave a message and we get no response. Email would help get the message to you and it's easier for you to respond.
5) Email is the best form of communication. It saves us having to mail you a post card when your dues are past due.
6) If email isn't your thing, we can use your kids or grandkid's email to send CGCVA notices.
So please consider joining the 21st century and send in your email address.
As a matter of fact, just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or just click on the highlighted "Email Address" above to open a pre addressed email and we'll receive your email address !!!!
We appreciate your cooperation!
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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