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 Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 432 represents a very active group of Veterans, assisting Veterans and their families in need, providing a helping hand to fellow vets and honoring Veterans of all wars. Our members help at the Veterans Hospital, provide an honor guard to parades, schools, holidays and events celebrating military history. Our mission and philosophy is simple, we honor, we represent, we serve, we share all in the name of Freedom. VVA 432 will never forget the sacrifice and duty of veterans for our blessed Nation, the United States of America!    - Jim Covarrubias
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 John Rowan was reelected to a fifth term as National President of Vietnam Veterans of America at the organization’s 16th National Convention in Jacksonville, Florida. First elected to VVA’s highest office in 2005, Rowan has remained active with VVA since the organization’s inception in 1978. A founding member and the first president of VVA Chapter 32 in Queens, New York, he has served as the chairman of VVA’s Conference of State Council Presidents, for three terms on the organization’s Board of Directors, and as president of VVA’s New York State Council. Rowan, who enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1965, went to language school, where he learned Indonesian and Vietnamese. He served as a linguist in the U.S. Air Force’s 6990 Security Squadron in Vietnam and at Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, providing the Strategic Air Command with intelligence on North Vietnam’s SAM sites to protect their bombing missions. After his honorable discharge from the Air Force, Rowan received a B.A. in political science from Queens College and a master’s degree in urban affairs from Hunter College. Rowan retired from city service as an investigator with the City of New York’s Comptroller’s Office. Prior to his election as National President, Rowan served as a VVA veterans’ service representative in New York City. He lives in Middle Village, New York, with his wife, Mariann. John Rowan
 Gene Crego is the President of the Arizona State Council and as such visits the 8 Chapters in Arizona, The House and Senate in Arizona and in Washington, plus attending functions at the VVA National headquarters and Conferences throughout the Country. We applaud his efforts in our continuing mission to assist all Veterans and their families. GENE CREGO
 Dick Southern is our Region 9 Director. He attends numerous meetings and festivities while traveling his region which includes California, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Hawaii, Guam and the Philippines. DICK SOUTHERN
The VVA flag is an elegant presentation of American veterans’ service in the Vietnam War. VVA flags are proudly displayed at all Vietnam Veterans  of America meetings and functions and in Veterans Affairs Committee chambers of both the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives.
The background color is golden yellow, the primary color of the flag of the           Republic of Vietnam and the ribbon of the Vietnam Service Medal.
In the “hoist” of the flag, the seventeen brown stars, arranged in three           vertical rows, represent the seventeen official campaigns of the Vietnam           War.
The insignia of VVA, including the identification inscription 
Vietnam Veterans of America 
  is centered between the campaign stars and the “fly” of the flag. The VVA insignia incorporates the design of the flag of the Republic of Vietnam and the ribbon of the Vietnam Service Medal, which was awarded to all men and women who served in Southeast Asia and the contiguous waters or air space there-over from March 15, 1962, through January 28, 1973.
Surrounding the insignia, in natural colors, is a wreath containing a laurel branch and a sheaf of rice stalks. The two are tied together at the base with a strand of black barbed wire. The rice represents Southeast Asia, and the laurel signifies honor to all who served there. The black barbed wire serves as a reminder of the POWs and MIAs who are still unaccounted for.

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 John Rowan was reelected to a fifth term as National President of Vietnam Veterans of America at the organization’s 16th National Convention in Jacksonville, Florida. First elected to VVA’s highest office in 2005, Rowan has remained active with VVA since the organization’s inception in 1978. A founding member and the first president of VVA Chapter 32 in Queens, New York, he has served as the chairman of VVA’s Conference of State Council Presidents, for three terms on the organization’s Board of Directors, and as president of VVA’s New York State Council. Rowan, who enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1965, went to language school, where he learned Indonesian and Vietnamese. He served as a linguist in the U.S. Air Force’s 6990 Security Squadron in Vietnam and at Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, providing the Strategic Air Command with intelligence on North Vietnam’s SAM sites to protect their bombing missions. After his honorable discharge from the Air Force, Rowan received a B.A. in political science from Queens College and a master’s degree in urban affairs from Hunter College. Rowan retired from city service as an investigator with the City of New York’s Comptroller’s Office. Prior to his election as National President, Rowan served as a VVA veterans’ service representative in New York City. He lives in Middle Village, New York, with his wife, Mariann. John Rowan
 Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 432 represents a very active group of Veterans, assisting Veterans and their families in need, providing a helping hand to fellow vets and honoring Veterans of all wars. Our members help at the Veterans Hospital, provide an honor guard to parades, schools, holidays and events celebrating military history. Our mission and philosophy is simple, we honor, we represent, we serve, we share all in the name of Freedom. VVA 432 will never forget the sacrifice and duty of veterans for our blessed Nation, the United States of America!    - Jim Covarrubias
 Gene Crego is the President of the Arizona State Council and as such visits the 8 Chapters in Arizona, The House and Senate in Arizona and in Washington, plus attending functions at the VVA National headquarters and Conferences throughout the Country. We applaud his efforts in our continuing mission to assist all Veterans and their families.    GENE CREGO
Vietnam Veterans Of America Need you!
The VVA flag is an elegant presentation of American veterans’ service in the Vietnam War. VVA flags are proudly displayed at all Vietnam Veterans  of America meetings and functions and in Veterans Affairs Committee chambers of both the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives.
The background color is golden yellow, the primary color of the flag of the           Republic of Vietnam and the ribbon of the Vietnam Service Medal.
In the “hoist” of the flag, the seventeen brown stars, arranged in three vertical rows, represent the seventeen  official campaigns of the Vietnam War.
The insignia of VVA, including the identification inscription 
Vietnam Veterans of America 
is centered between the campaign stars and the “fly” of the flag. The VVA insignia incorporates the design of the flag of the Republic of Vietnam and the ribbon of the Vietnam Service Medal, which was awarded to all men and women who served in Southeast Asia and the contiguous waters or air space there-over from March 15, 1962, through January 28, 1973.
Surrounding the insignia, in natural colors, is a wreath containing a laurel branch and a sheaf of rice stalks. The two are tied together at the base with a strand of black barbed wire. The rice represents Southeast Asia, and the laurel signifies honor to all who served there. The black barbed wire serves as a reminder of the POWs and MIAs who are still unaccounted for.
 Dick Southern is our Region 9 Director. He attends numerous meetings and festivities while traveling his region which includes California, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Hawaii, Guam and the Philippines. DICK SOUTHERN
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