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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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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Life member and VP of Chapter 432, Jim Covarrubias was awarded the
prestigious Professor Albert Tito's Honored Award for Outstanding
Literary/Arts in Higher Education by Atlantic Development and Investments.
ADDRESS Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 432 P.O. Box 10363 Phoenix, Arizona 85064
CONTACT Mail: Lilsarge@mindspring.com Phone: 602-264-4320
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Randal  Schriver 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.   Randal Schriver  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
Come one Come All and help us celebrate the 50th commemoration of the Vietnam War. We would like to have a large gathering of veteran supporters present for this event in honor of the folks that gave of them selves to support our freedom.
Jack McManus was elected to serve as VVA National President at VVA’s 20th National convention, held in November 2021 in Greensboro, North Carolina. First elected VVA national treasurer in 1995, he was reelected to the position in 1997 and again in 2019. He previously served as the VVA Michigan State Council President for six and one-half years from 1989 to 1996, overseeing the largest state program in VVA. In 1997, he was awarded VVA’s highest honor, the VVA Commendation Medal, for his extraordinary service to the organization, to all veterans, and to the community at large. He has also been recognized by the VVA New York State Council with its Commendation Medal. During his career as a private businessman, McManus’s company employed approximately 3,500 in two service-sector businesses, with $150 million annually in sales. In 1978, his company was recognized as the first drug-free workplace in the building service contracting industry. The company also emphasizes special hiring programs for handicapped individuals, ex-offenders, and rehabilitated substance abusers for its internal rehabilitation programs. From 1978 to 1985, McManus was the program manager for his company’s contract with the Kennedy Space Center space shuttle program in Florida. Originally from New York City, Jack McManus joined the Air Force in 1965, where he served until 1969. Between 1967 and 1968, he was assigned to Operation Ranch Hand in Vietnam. Jack received his B.A. in Business Management from New York University in 1973. He resides in North Carolina with his wife Jackie. He is a recipient of numerous business and community awards.

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Our Exciting Events

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Activities

HEADING TEXT
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
Life member and VP of Chapter 432, Jim Covarrubias was awarded the
prestigious Professor Albert Tito's Honored Award for Outstanding
Literary/Arts in Higher Education by Atlantic Development and Investments.
Come one Come All and help us celebrate the 50th commemoration of the Vietnam War. We would like to have a large gathering of veteran supporters present for this event in honor of the folks that gave of them selves to support our freedom.
VVA 432 all rights reserved 2022
SOCIAL
ADDRESS Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 432 P.O. Box 10363 Phoenix, Arizona 85064
CONTACT Mail: Lilsarge@mindspring.com Phone: 602-264-4320
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Jack McManus was elected to serve as VVA National President at VVA’s 20th National convention, held in November 2021 in Greensboro, North Carolina. First elected VVA national treasurer in 1995, he was reelected to the position in 1997 and again in 2019. He previously served as the VVA Michigan State Council President for six and one-half years from 1989 to 1996, overseeing the largest state program in VVA. In 1997, he was awarded VVA’s highest honor, the VVA Commendation Medal, for his extraordinary service to the organization, to all veterans, and to the community at large. He has also been recognized by the VVA New York State Council with its Commendation Medal. During his career as a private businessman, McManus’s company employed approximately 3,500 in two service-sector businesses, with $150 million annually in sales. In 1978, his company was recognized as the first drug-free workplace in the building service contracting industry. The company also emphasizes special hiring programs for handicapped individuals, ex- offenders, and rehabilitated substance abusers for its internal rehabilitation programs. From 1978 to 1985, McManus was the program manager for his company’s contract with the Kennedy Space Center space shuttle program in Florida. Originally from New York City, Jack McManus joined the Air Force in 1965, where he served until 1969. Between 1967 and 1968, he was assigned to Operation Ranch Hand in Vietnam. Jack received his B.A. in Business Management from New York University in 1973. He resides in North Carolina with his wife Jackie. He is a recipient of numerous business and community awards.
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