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1,761 Americans Still Missing in Southeast Asia 53 from Michigan Boo Coo News Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 154 www.VVA154.com Mount Clemens, Michigan AUGUST 2008 WELCOME HOME! GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS 7:30 P.M. SECOND WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH AT AMERICAN LEGION POST 4, 401 N. GROESBECK HIGHWAY SOUTH OF ELIZABETH ROAD * * * VETERANS SUPPORT CENTER 16945 12 MILE ROAD ROSEVILLE MI 48066 (586) 776-9810 PHONE (586) 776-9683 FAX MONDAY - FRIDAY 10 A.M. - 4 P.M. EVERYONE IS WELCOME. STOP BY. HANG OUT & HELP OUT. * * * BOO COO NEWS DEADLINE: PREVIOUS MONTHS MEETING TO SUBMIT ITEMS, PHOTOS, AD COPY: MAIL, FAX OR DELIVER TO THE VETERANS SUPPORT CENTER Cash Raffle R emember, this fundraiser is one way that helps us to keep the doors open at the Vet Center. As of the first of July we have a little over $16,000 turned in. That’s enough to cover the prizes. Remember, the drawing is in November. I’ll need all tickets and money turned in by the 15 th of September. If you have tickets you can’t sell or don’t want to sell, please turn them in with the money. We have people looking for tickets to sell. Gary Stephens The 4 th of July picnic on the TV news

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  • 1,761Americans

    Still Missing inSoutheast

    Asia53 from

    Michigan

    Boo Coo NewsVietnam Veterans of America Chapter 154

    www.VVA154.com Mount Clemens, Michigan

    AUGUST 2008

    WELCOME HOME!

    GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS 7:30 P.M. SECOND WEDNESDAY

    OF THE MONTH AT AMERICAN LEGION POST 4, 401 N. GROESBECK HIGHWAYSOUTH OF ELIZABETH ROAD

    * * *VETERANS SUPPORT CENTER

    16945 12 MILE ROADROSEVILLE MI 48066

    (586) 776-9810 PHONE(586) 776-9683 FAX

    MONDAY - FRIDAY10 A.M. - 4 P.M.

    EVERYONE IS WELCOME.STOP BY. HANG OUT & HELP OUT.

    * * *

    BOO COO NEWS DEADLINE:PREVIOUS MONTH’S MEETING

    TO SUBMIT ITEMS, PHOTOS, AD COPY:MAIL, FAX OR DELIVER TO THEVETERANS SUPPORT CENTER

    Cash Raffle

    Remember, this fundraiser is one way that helps us to keep the doorsopen at the Vet Center. As of the first of July we have a little over$16,000 turned in. That’s enough to cover the prizes. Remember, thedrawing is in November. I’ll need all tickets and money turned in by the 15th

    of September. If you have tickets you can’t sell or don’t want to sell, pleaseturn them in with the money. We have people looking for tickets to sell.

    Gary Stephens

    The 4th of July picnic on the TV news

  • Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 154 - Boo Coo News AUGUST 2008 - Page 2

    President’s Message

    The picnic is behind us and what a great job by Gary Purcell and hiscommittee. The weather was terrific and we had a great time. Nofireworks, but we still had a good crowd and everybody seemed toenjoy it to all who volunteered. Thank you. It is you who chose tovolunteer, who move us forward and we are most grateful for your efforts.

    As many of you have heard or seen in the news, the remains of ByronFouty and Alex Jimenez were found in Iraq. Please keep their families inyour thoughts and prayers. We, better than most, understand that“freedom isn't free.” The next project coming in September will be thePOW/MIA vigil the third weekend in September. Please mark yourcalendar and join us in Novi as we raise awareness about our missingbrothers and sisters.

    The Operation Christmas dance will be December 6 at Gino’s Surf. Frank Blowers has graciously agreed to be the dancechairman. Gino's will seat 500, so we shouldn't have anyone without a ticket. It may be a little more per ticket but as weare all aware the price of all the things we put in the boxes is rising, like everything else. Hopefully we can fill the place andmake enough to do Operation Christmas like we have done in the past.

    Thanks everybody, for all you do. You are what makes 154 what it is: the premier veterans organization around! Welcome home, stay safe, and “give some care.”

    Pat Daniels4TH INF DIV/ 101ST ARBRNE DIV

    VIETNAM 1970-1971

    VVA Chapter 154 Officers

    President: Pat Daniels (586) 524-3806Nextel 131*41741*1

    1st Vice: Tim Clinton (586) 247-05862nd Vice: Steve Bago (586) 463-3478Secretary: Mike Brink (248) 399-6981Treasurer: Dan Miller (586) 770-3070

    Board of DirectorsBrian Bobek (2009)Dave Brevick (2009) (586) 630-0304Chuck CharbeneauMike Gardner (2009) (586) 615-1509Woody Horne (2010) (248) 379-1086Dave Lehrman (2010)Gary Purcell (2010) (586) 598-7375Dave Schoenherr (2010)

    Gary Stephens (2009) (586) 777-9591Ted Szymanski (2009) (248) 229-6609

    Boo Coo News PublisherPat Daniels & the Board of Directors

    Boo Coo News EditorPat Daniels

    Desktop Publishing/TypesettingLinda May

    Thank you! to all of our advertisers, and to the dedicatedvolunteers who provide copy and photos, those who act asprinter, proofreaders, mailing crew, facilitators & advisers

    for Boo Coo News.

    2007-2008 Committee Chairs (2008-2009 coming soon)

    Agent Orange George SawyerAVVA Rep Randy ChomColor Guard Woody HorneCommunity Service Mike GardnerConstitution/By-Laws Tim ClintonConvention Delegates Tim ClintonETABO (Employment, Training & Business Opportunities)

    Gary StephensFinance Dan MillerFood Bank Food Bank CommitteeGovernment Affairs Steve BagoHospitalized Vets Tom DuffIncarcerated Vets Dave SchoenherrMembership Larry MayMichigan Moving Wall Steve BagoMichigan Trust Fund Tony KozlinskiMichigan Works Tim BurkeMinority Affairs Dave LehrmanNominating Bill MaultOperation Christmas Tom DuffPointman Ministry Tom DuffPOW/MIA Tom DuffPublic Affairs Pat DanielsScholarship Woody HorneSpeakers Bureau Mike BrinkState Council Delegate Mike GardnerVeterans Affairs Gary PurcellVeterans Benefits Brian BobekWeb master Larry SaugerWelcome Home Mitch ArgyrisWomen Veterans Dave Brevick

  • Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 154 - Boo Coo News AUGUST 2008 - Page 4

    SUPPORT YOUR CHAPTER!

    LOTTERY RAFFLE TICKETS $5 - CONTACT GARY STEPHENS AT THE VET CENTERCASH RAFFLE - IF YOU HAVE ANY TICKETS THAT YOU CAN’T SELL,

    PLEASE TURN THEM IN TO THE VET CENTER. Buy merchandise -- clothing, caps etc. with the chapter logo, patriotic magnets, etc.

    at the Vet Center.

    ASSOCIATES OF VIETNAM VETERANS OF AMERICA

    The Mission and Vision of the Associates of Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc. is to advance the work of VietnamVeterans of America, Inc. through cooperative projects and/or programs, to facilitate, enhance and improvecommunication with our members and the general public and to continue legislative efforts to ensure the rights ofand benefits for all veterans and their families. Associates of Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc., are dedicated to theaggressive advancement of realistic goals with integrity and in the spirit of unity that reflects our commitment ofVietnam Veterans of America, Inc., all Veterans, their families and communities.

    AVVA meetings are at 7 p.m. the last Wednesday of each month at the home of Randy & Marilynn Chom

    The Associates of Vietnam Veterans’ Chapter 154 invite you to join our group or are invitingyou to come back! Do you have some time to volunteer at events? ~ Do you feel a need to help veterans and their families?WE NEED YOU! We would also like to combine our efforts with the United Military Families of Desert Storm, Afghanistanand Iraq veterans. We all share the same vision. Some of the events that we have been involved with are: OperationChristmas, Michigan Moving Wall, 4th of July Picnic, Selfridge Air Show, Traveling Vietnam Wall.

    MINUTES OF JUNE MEETING

    Attendance: Randy & Marilynn Chom, Terri Lehrman, Darlene Domaradzki, Sue Gough, Ruth Babcock, Peggy

    The meeting opened at 7:10 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance.

    July 4th Family Picnic:There will be no fireworks at the picnic. Since there are nofireworks, there will be no food vendors. Gary Purcell will belooking for vendors.The games will run from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.Dave Lehrman will be in the dunk tank.The associates will be selling water and pop and helping out withthe games.

    The next meeting will be Thursday, July 31 at 7 p.m. Randy andMarilyn would like to have a potluck dinner that night. They willsupply the meat – everyone coming will bring a dish to pass.Marilynn will send out an email. Hope everyone will attend!

    Meeting adjourned at 8 p.m.

    NOTE: The associates will not be meeting in August.

    Our next meeting will be September 24, at 7 p.m. At that meeting, we’ll begin planning for the Operation Christmas Dance.

    Respectfully submitted: Peggy Rossman

  • Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 154 - Boo Coo News AUGUST 2008 - Page 3

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    Chapter Member and VFW Post 6250

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    email: [email protected]

    8-10 solutionsWeb site development

    P.O. Box 1871Warren MI 48090

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    Chapter Web SiteVVA154.com

    Larry Sauger ~ Chapter Member

    # HOSPITAL REPORTWelcome Home!

    On July 9 the hospital committee visitedvets at the Dingell Veterans AffairsMedical Center in Detroit.Our next visit is

    August 13

    # MACOMB COUNTY VETERANSFOOD BANK

    June Report: We took care of 45families and 125 individuals. More than 100 volunteer workhours were put in by six volunteers.

    Bring food for our deployed troops tothe Vet Center: including soup, chili,beverage mixes. ~~ Thank you, Food

    Bank Committee

    # POINTMAN MINISTRIES RAP SESSIONS

    If you want to talk about it, there arepeople who care. Come – relax,relate, and release on the firstMonday of the month at the Vet Center,

    7-8 p.m.

    If you want to be on the chapteremail list and be notified aboutchapter events or situations thatoccur (like funerals) between meetings,

    contact Pat Daniels [email protected]

    CONDOLENCESEmily Ambrosiewicz,

    mother of associate member MaryPenzien and mother-in-law of

    Dan Penzien

    VETERANS SUPPORT CENTERSERVICE OFFICERS

    Ken AuneWednesdays and some Thursdays

    Phil Smithevery Tuesday~ call ahead ~

    Come in if you think you may beentitled to compensation, if you were

    denied previously, if you have diabetes,prostate cancer or anything else. What

    was not compensable earlier may becompensable now.

    PTSD COUNSELORErin MuniaTuesdays

    THESE ARE FREE SERVICES

    # COLOR GUARD - The Point Team - Woody Horne, Commander

    JULY DETAILS

    JULY 4 FLAG RAISING ST. HUBERTJULY 4 FREEDOM HILL VETERANS PICNICJULY 6 ALGONAC PICKEREL PARADE JULY 6 RUN TO THE NORTH WALLJULY 18 PAID RESPECTS TO EMILY AMBROSIEWICZ, MARY

    PENZIEN’S MOTHERJULY 19 RIDE TO VA HOSPITAL WOLVERINE MOTORCYCLEJULY 20 FRASER PARADE FRASER HIGH SCHOOLJULY 20 GIBRALTAR TRADE CENTER MOUNT CLEMENS USMA

    CAR SHOWJULY 24 THE MOVING WALL IN ALGONACJULY 26 CANDLELIGHT VIGIL FOR WALLJULY 27 FREEDOM HILL LOCAL 212 PICNICJULY 28 ALGONAC CLOSING CEREMONIES FOR WALL

    AUGUST DETAILS

    AUG. 7 DEDICATION OF PURPLE HEART MONUMENT CITY HALLSTERLING HEIGHTS UTICA AND DODGE PARK M 1 P.M.S. 2 P.M.

    AUG. 9-10 ALGONAC GOLD CUP RACEAUG. 23-24 BRUCE POST 1146 MILITARY VEHICLE SHOWAUG. 24 GIBRALTAR CAR SHOW M 3 P.M. S 3:30 P.M.

    Color guard meetings are at 7:30 p.m. on the second Monday and the last Monday

    of the month at the Vet CenterThe color guard needs your help!

    June 14 is the last golf outing at Selfridge. Woody Horne, Commander

    A/4/23rd Inf. 25th Inf. Div. TomahawksJOIN THE COLOR GUARD!

  • Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 154 - Boo Coo News AUGUST 2008 - Page 5

    Minutes of General Membership Meeting 7/9/08 - Submitted by Dennis Kushner, acting secretary

    Meeting called to order by Pat Daniels at 7:30 p.m. Pledge of Allegiance and moment of silence. Motion by Dave Brevick/FrankGriffin to accept the chapter minutes as published in the Boo Coo News. Motion carried. Three new members were welcomedhome, Bob Perry, Ron Drdul, and Bob Stuard. We had four guest speakers, Karen Mack and Carrie Wood from ResurrectionCemetery, and Heather Hutchison and Diane from 5/3 Bank. Motion to suspend regular business by Dave Brevick/John Wiley. Carried.Karen and Carrie were asking for input for the setup, construction and need to recognize the veterans in the new military sections. Asurvey was filled out asking for our input. The information will go back to the board of directors to help them set things up. Heatherand Diane from 5/3 Bank from the Roseville branch gave a presentation on special military banking. For more information pleasecontact them at 586-771-4500. Motion made to go back to regular business Dave Brevick/Music. Carried.

    COMMITTEE REPORTSDan Miller, Treasurer’s Report - Letter from a teacherfrom Petosky thanking us for bring the MichiganMoving Wall the school kids really enjoyed it. Motionto accept treasurer’s report as published by DaveBrevick/George Sawyer carried.

    Tom Duff Hospital/POW/MIA Committee.Frank Griffin reported for Tom Duff. Did their normalvisit to the wards and passed out goodies. No POWreport.

    Woody Horne, Color/Honor Guard andScholarships. The Color/Honor Guard is alwayslooking for new members, so if you have the time,Woody would be grateful.

    Gary Stephens, Food Bank, Cash Raffle andMerchandise - Gary needs the tickets sold or turnedin for others to sell. The tickets or money must beturned in by September 15. The food bank took care of45 families; 125 people taken care of. Received agaylord from Macomb County Food Bank. Thanks forthe help unload it. To add to the report, the food bankreceived two new freezers and new Dell computer.

    Gary Purcell, Picnic Chairperson - Gary wasabsent - Pat Daniels recognized and thanked thecommittee members and the help at the picnic. DaveBrevick thanked all his security team members. It wasa great picnic.

    Dave Schaner, Lottery Raffle - Tickets are all soldand there are some raffle winners that have not cashedtheir check yet this is messing up the bookkeeping alittle so please cash them so we can keep the books inorder. Dave presented the chapter with a $5,000 checkfrom the lottery! Thank you for taking charge of thelottery raffle.

    George Sawyer, Agent Orange - Blue Water Navywas denied Agent Orange and VA denied hypertension.Warning on VA medical vouchers: it could cause thedemise of the VA medical systems.

    Mike Gardner, State Council - New officers are,Pres. Ken Diegl, 1st Vice. Robert Erickson, 2nd Vice.John Riling, 3rd Vice. Calvin “P-Nut” Hicks andTreasurer Tim Meinhardt, Sec. Ray Essenmach.

    Mike Brink, Speakers Bureau - not present, nospeakers bureau currently scheduled because school ison summer vacation

    Steve Bago - Michigan Moving Wall - Steve not present - Pat gave a reportthe Michigan Moving Wall U.P. Tour. Pat asked the crew to stand forrecognition, Pat, Peggy, Dave, Terri, Charlie, Ruth, Dennis and Lynn. Patcontinued on Flint presentation of the Michigan Moving Wall, Don Ladafrom Flint chapter called to thank us for showing the wall there! The wall willbe at the Chesterfield Library Aug. 11-15. Sure could us the help. Contact theVet Center to sign up on the sheet. The wall is scheduled for Sterling FestAug 1-2. Aug. 10 Selfridge is having a picnic for all who are currently serving.They need help. The wall will be there then. Sept 11 the wall will be at MISfor four days. There is also a blood drive at that time.

    Randy Chom AVVA - 8-10 volunteers had a great time, the dunk tank wasa great hit. The youngsters had fun. Dave Lehrman got dumped quite a bit byhis grandchildren and Peggy!

    Old BusinessPat - Picnic - Thanks again for all your hard work and it was awe inspiring topresent the medals to the Afghanistan and Iraq vets and others.

    Blood drive - almost 100 pints with the HOG chapter almost two monthsago. Run to VA hospital is July 19; line up is at 10 a.m. You do not have tohave a bike to go; a car is just fine. Bring a paper bag with toiletries (norazors, plastic bags or long socks) or bring $10 and a bag will be given to you.

    New BusinessDave Brevick, chairman of 25th anniversary party. June 2009 will be thechapter’s 25th year. Dave is looking for help with the party and memorabiliafrom the past 25 years.

    Frank Griffin let us know that there is going to be 350 jobs available at theVA hospital in the near future.

    Discussion on Operation Christmas Party. Options: Imperial House - SuperSaver Dec. 6 two-meat buffet will seat up to 500, but they can rent out theother side of the hall. Gino’s Surf Dec. 6 -- 500 seating, $30 each with a five-hour bar.

    American Legion Legacy Fund - the ride from Indy to Phoenix. Raises fundsto help children who have lost a parent while serving in the Armed Forces tohelp them go to college. The steak-out is fundraiser; you cook your ownsteak then get all the trimmings with it. Legacy Run donation from us was$500. Our chapter is presented with a plaque from the Legacy committee.

    Social Nite is this Friday 7:30 p.m. come on out! It happens every month.

    Aug. 15 blood drive at Wolverine Harley-Davidson.

    Bobby “Weasel” Edwards a chapter member was asked to stand because hewas with Pat and one other looking for Chapter 9 drove all around Detroitlooking for it. It was not to be found and the three decided to start their ownchapter so that is how 154 began.

    Motion to adjourn Dave Brevick/Crittender. Carried.

  • Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 154 - Boo Coo News AUGUST 2008 - Page 6

    POW/MIAWelcome Home!

    1,761 Missing53 Michigan

    REMEMBER THE MICHIGANPOW/MIA

    MISSING IN AUGUST

    *

    *

    *Richard Allard

    Chesaning8/24/67

    South VietnamU.S. Army

    *

    *

    *

    YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN!

    "I was prepared to be wounded --- prepared to be captured --- even

    prepared to be killed. I was notprepared to be abandoned

    by my country." Former POW U.S. Navy Captain

    Eugene "Red" McDaniel

    Support your POW/MIAs.Fly your POW/MIA flag.

    Display a POW/MIA decal.If you need a POW/MIA decal for

    your car, truck or bike, see Tom Duff

    Aman is not dead until he is forgotten. We will never forget.Welcome Home!``When one member of the armed forces is not worth the effort to be found,

    then we have lost our honor.`` ~~ V.V.N.W.

    Tom DuffPOW/MIA chairman

    9th Inf. ‘68-‘69

    We have the certificates of appreciation for companies or individuals who fly thePOW/MIA flag. Let them know how much we appreciate their support. We havePOW/MIA decals at the Vet Center, or see Tom.

    NATIONAL POW/MIA RECOGNITION DAYSEPTEMBER 19

    see www.dtic.mil/dpmo

    Navy Pilot Missing In Action From the Vietnam War is Identified

    The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announcedtoday that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, missing in action from the VietnamWar, have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with fullmilitary honors. He is Lt. Cmdr. Ralph C. Bisz, U.S. Navy, of Miami Shores, Fla. Hisfuneral arrangements are being set by his family. On Aug. 4, 1967, Bisz took off in an A-4E Skyhawk from the USS Oriskany to bomb anenemy petroleum depot near Haiphong, Vietnam. As he neared the target, his aircraft wasstruck by an enemy surface-to-air missile and crashed near the town of Hai Duong in HaiHung Province. No parachute was observed and no emergency beeper signal was received. In 1988, the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (S.R.V.) repatriated to the United Stateshuman remains from Hai Hung Province, which they attributed to Bisz on the basis oftheir historical records of the shootdown as well as documentation of his burial. Between 1988 and 2004, joint U.S./S.R.V. teams, led by the Joint POW/MIAAccounting Command (JPAC), conducted several investigations of the incident andsurveyed the crash site. A team found aircraft wreckage at the site which was consistentwith an A-4E Skyhawk. Teams also interviewed witnesses who recalled the crash andburial of the pilot in a nearby cemetery. Additionally, one witness indicated that heoversaw the exhumation of the American's remains from the cemetery, and their turnoverto district officials. Between 1993 and 2004, 25 samples from the remains turned over in 1988 weresubmitted to several laboratories for mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) analysis, but yieldedinconclusive results. In 2007, the Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory usedrefined DNA collection techniques and succeeded in obtaining verifiable mtDNA. Using forensic identification tools, circumstantial evidence, mtDNA analysis and dentalcomparisons, scientists from JPAC identified the remains as those of Bisz. For additionalinformation on the Defense Department's mission to account for missing Americans, visitthe DPMO Web site at http://www.dtic.mil/dpmo or call (703) 509-1905 or (703) 699-1420.

  • Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 154 - Boo Coo News AUGUST 2008 - Page 7

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  • Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 154 - Boo Coo News AUGUST 2008 - Page 8

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