• 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
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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 Message2020

Tim Driscoll

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February 2020


May all of you be filled with the joy and blessings of our 2019 Holiday Season. Speaking of joy, Dale Thorneberry’s Veteran’s Radio Show has an Open Mic program called “There I was.” This is where you can tell your stories of deployments in our country’s Armed Forces around the world in war and peacetime service.
In December 2019, the show was recorded on December 18th in the Event Room at our Ann Arbor Medical Center from 6 – 8 pm. In January, the show was held at the VFW Post 423 on January 29th.  The next Open Mic will be on Wednesday, February 26th 6 – 8 pm. For more information, you can email Dale at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  Best to arrive between 5 – 5:30 pm.
VVA 310 Chapter Elections
We need an Election Chair for the 2020 Chapter Elections. The first round of nominations begins at our February 13th Chapter meeting. The elections will be held on one of the Sundays in April from 12 noon – 4 pm at the VFW Post 423; we will determine the date at our February meeting. Please let me know if you are interested in this position.  Our 2020 Chapter Officers will be sworn in at our May 14th regular Chapter meeting.
Tree Removal
Please be mindful that there is construction scheduled for the intersection of Ann Arbor-Saline Road and Wagner Road. They will remove a few trees to prepare for the work. Improvements will be significant, and you can read more about the work here: https://tinyurl.com/WagnerRoadWork123.
If you have any questions, please contact Michele Ford, project manager, (734) 327-6652, or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Personal Note:
On a personal note, our great Ann Arbor VA Hospital is working on me for cataract surgery on both eyes, a hearing aid, and new compression socks for my legs. This is a real blessing for a Vet nearing 75 this July 5th. Do you have your VA Medical Team helping you have the best care you need?  The wonderful team of doctors and technicians, with their modern equipment, is everything you earned because of your time served. Please sign up and get yourself to our Ann Arbor VA Hospital. In today’s world, it takes less than a day to work with the great team to process your medical future. If you need help with this, call me at 734-355-4897.

Bingo Games
Yes, on January 13th we had a great time at the Ann Arbor VA Hospital running the Bingo games with the WCCV units and nursing staff. It’s never boring, and it puts a smile on my heart every time.
Merchandise
On January 14th, the merchandise team had sales on the 3rd floor. Yes, we are selling hoodies, sweatshirts, T-shirts, hats, and pins with all of the Armed Forces logos. But it is the interaction with our fellow brother and sister Vets and their families and friends that’s the best part. A few questions I always ask: “What branch of service?” “Where were you stationed?” “What was your MOS?” “What job did you do besides that MOS?” Lots of teasing and picking on each other’s branch of service. Every customer is our brother or sister. How sweet it is!
Thank you so much, Merchandise Team, for all of your hard work putting this great display together every 2nd Tuesday of the month. Stan Harrison is the point man, and he is asking for everyone to help in this endeavor. This project gives so much to our hospital patients and families. Stan brings the VVA 310 merchandise trailer at 6 am at the front entrance of the Hospital for unloading and setup of the display by 8 am. Take down is at 2 pm. Please contact Stan at 734-358-8220 to join the Merchandise Team.
“Must Do ”Projects
We need chairpersons and team members for our 2020 “Must Do” Projects:
•    VVA 310 Election Chair. Election date is to be announced at the February 13th meeting.
•    VVA 310 Recognition Dinner Chair. Event is Saturday, May 2nd. Tickets will be $15 each and available at the February, March and April meetings. Angel Food Catering will be our caterer with a Pork and Chicken buffet meal. We need members to help with setup, Bucket Sales, collecting raffle items and 50/50 tickets.
•    NEED CHAIR and Sub-Chairs for the 2020 VVA 310 Pig Roast.  Our Chapter cannot operate without the proceeds from the Pig Roast.
•    Stan Harrison will need Merchandise help at the Pig Roast as well as the 2nd Tuesday monthly Ann Arbor VA Kiosk Sales location.
Regards,

Tim and Kathy Driscoll

 
Tim Driscoll
President, VVA Charles S. Kettles Chapter 310