• Chuck and his wife Ann

  • President and Charlie heading to the East Room

  • Chuck and his son Mike

  • Chuck and his daughter Jeanna

  • Medal of Honor

  • East Room For The Medal of Honor Ceromony

Vietnam Veterans of America,
Charles S. Kettles Chapter 310
National Chapter of the Year - 1999 & 2007
Newsletter of the Year 2007, 09, 11, & 15
E-Newsletter of the Year 2017
Chapter member LTC. (Retired) Chuck Kettles receved the Medal of Honor - July 2016

LTC Charles S. Kettles (ret) Passed Away On January 21, 2019.  Rest In Peace My Friend, Rest In Peace.......


President’s Message August 2020
 Stanley Harrison


As I write this, we still face uncertainty. A lot depends on what this #@$%&!! virus does, what our government does, and what we decide we can do.  But we still make plans and do what we can.  The most active area this time has been the Memorial committee.  Volunteers held a workday at the Memorial that was well attended by Chapter members, family, and friends.  They moved a lot of dirt around in preparation for landscape changes.  It was hard work, and I saw smiles all around. 

Al (Fredo) Merritt and Jon Luker are pushing ahead on the construction of the new shed at the Memorial site. They have set up a “GoFundMe” page online to help defray the cost.  Also, by the time you read this, Memorial volunteers will be placing 22 crosses a day representing veteran suicides in the United States.  At this pace, we expect this work will make for quite an impressive display. 

On Saturday the 9/26, we will be setting up a merchandise tent at Ann Arbor Arms, just as we did last year. As always, we need volunteers. Setup will start at 7:30 am; takedown will start at 3 pm. 

Looking ahead to October, the VFW will be conducting another open house on 10/24.  Rev. Bob Bull reports that representatives from the VA will again be on hand to assist veterans with benefits questions. It will be a good chance to stop by and socialize a bit.

Stay safe. Be proud. 

Stan Harrison, President