• 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

Tim Driscoll


 Greeting to everyone in our wonderful extended veterans family. The caring letters and phone calls I’ve received lately from our annual Pig Roast donors are very heartwarming. This year’s Pig Roast will be on Sunday, September 8th from 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm, and it will be our 17th Annual Pig Roast. It will be held at our Multi-Veteran Organization VFW Post 423 on Wagner Road in Ann Arbor.

There will be a band for music, face painting for the young at heart, AVVA and VVA Raffles of all kinds, a great-tasting pork meal, soft drinks, desserts, plus a magician. All for a great family get together! This is an event for our whole veteran community to get to know one another even better.

Having said all of that from my heart, I must press on to the work part of the “PIGGY.” From the cooking of the pork for 12 hours, starting about 11:00 pm on Saturday night, September 7th, to serving our guests from 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm, you and I, dear members and all of our community volunteers, really show what teamwork is all about. Here is a great way to start the “2019 PIGGY” experience!

This year we will also have the 2nd All Veteran Units Pancake Breakfast at 09:00 am – 11:00 am at the VFW Post 423 on Saturday September 7th. This is the cross-organization Camaraderie of all Veteran Organizations, American Legion, DAV, VFW, VVA and AVVA, who meet at the VFW POST 423. This will put a great smile on everyone’s attitude and fill our stomachs.

After the breakfast, it’s cleanup. We will ask of everyone who is able to please help the work details of setting up the “PIGGY.” We need helpers for a little broom sweeping, table settings, bucket raffle setup for both AVVA and VVA, setting up the merchandise tents and the “PIGGY” cooking station to be ready for all the things it takes to feed everyone on Sunday!

This is never meant to be a chore. The VFW building is beautiful inside and out. Of course, we will need volunteers to act as “ALL HANDS ON DECK” to cleanup afterwards to bring the VFW hall and grounds back to its beautiful self.

As always, thank you to everyone who brings their “CAN DO – WILL DO – DID DO” attitude, heart and soul, to this 17th Annual VVA 310 Pig Roast!

Hope to see everyone at the “PIGGY”


Tim and Kathleen Driscoll.

Tim Driscoll
President, VVA Charles S. Kettles Chapter 310