Vietnam Veterans of America

Liberty Bell Chapter #266

1515 E. Luzerne Street, Phila., PA 19124     215-288-7998 

Chapter 266 Welcomes All to Our Site
more importantly we
WELCOME YOU HOME
"Never again will one generation of veterans abandon another."
 
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MEETINGS ARE FIRST MONDAY EACH MONTH
7:00 PM
2nd MONDAY IF NATIONAL HOLIDAY
NO MEETINGS IN JULY AND AUGUST
 
IMPORTANT NOTICES:
CANTEEN OPEN DURING EAGLES GAMES (EXCEPT MONDAYS)
EAGLES SCHEDULE ON TOP OF EVENTS PAGE

 
 
 
 
 
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Members interested in serving on any committee or work group for the Chapter should discuss it with our Chapter President, Steve Uchniat, or with our First Vice President, Len Johnson
  

                                    
THEY ARE NOT FORGOTTEN
 

NAMES OF REMEMBRANCE

 

Ronald A. Williams

N. 9th Street, North Philadelphia

Williams signed his many letters home from Vietnam "Your Marine," peppering them with the word "smile" in an effort to keep his family cheerful. Williams attended his grandfather's church, Morris Brown AME Church on 25th Street at Montgomery Avenue. He enlisted in July 1965 after graduating from South Philadelphia High School. Williams died on March 5, 1967 — his 19th birthday — during Operation Prarie II in Quang Tri Province. The corporal, an assistant gunner, had been assigned to Headquarters and Service Company of the 1st Battalion, 9th Marines, 3rd Marine Division. Survivors included his parents, two brothers and two sisters.

hStephen Williams

Wilder Street, South Philadelphia

Williams decided to "do my part," dropping out of Edward Bok Vocational High School in 1966 and enlisting in the Marine Corps. The 18-year-old private first class, a rifleman was sent to Vietnam and assigned to Company C of the 1st Battalion, 6th Marines, 2nd Marine Division. Williams died two days after Christmas 1967. His was survived by his father and a sister.



 
Woodrow Williams

N. 19th Street, Nicetown

Williams worked as a department-store stockboy for a year before joining the Marines in January 1966. The 20-year-old lance corporal was sent to Vietnam, where he was a messenger in Company E of the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Division. Williams died of shrapnel wounds on May 3, 1967.


 

The purpose of Liberty Bell Chapter 266 shall be to promote the welfare of Veterans of military service in the United States of America and their families, thus fulfilling our obligation to insure the lessons learned through service and sacrifice are never misplaced.

Meetings are held the first Monday of every month, except for July and August.

September's meeting is held the 2nd Monday, due to the Labor Day holiday.

Please join us - our meetings begin at 7:30pm sharp

Vietnam Veterans of America

Liberty Bell Chapter 266

Juniata Park Memorial Post #738

1515-17 East Luzerne Street

Philadelphia, PA 19124

215-288-7998
contact President Steve Uchniat at Bogie609@aol.com  if you have any questions 

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Founded in 1978, Vietnam Veterans of America is the only national Vietnam veterans organization congressionally chartered and exclusively dedicated to Vietnam-era veterans and their families.


The VVA’s goals are to promote and support the full range of issues important to Vietnam veterans, to create a new identity for this generation of veterans, and to change public perception of Vietnam veterans.

VVA strives for individual and group empowerment and locally originated action to assist veterans and other needy members of their communities. These volunteer programs offer unique and innovative services to an ever-widening population. They include: support for homeless shelters; substance-abuse education projects and crime-prevention campaigns; sponsorship of youth sports, Boy Scouts/Girl Scouts, Big Brothers/Big Sisters; and relief to other communities affected by natural disasters and chronic poverty.

VVA helps to provide greater public awareness of the outstanding issues surrounding Vietnam-era veterans by disseminating written information on a continual basis.The VVA Veteran, VVA's award-winning newspaper, is mailed to all VVA members and friends of the organization. In addition, self-help guides on issues such as Agent Orange and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
are published and made available to anyone interested.
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School Education
If you would like our Veterans to speak at your school (all grades) about their experience in serving the country or to host a patriotic essay contest for your students, please email our
Education Committee, Del Stones (del173abn@comcast.net ) to discuss the details.
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Liberty Bell Chapter 266 Officers: Click here for Officers Bios
  • Stephen Uchniat, President, email Bogie609@aol.com
  • Len Johnson, 1st Vice President
  • Gregory Cason, 2nd Vice President
  • Rich Micucci, Treasurer
Liberty Bell Chapter 266 Board of Directors: Click here for Board Bios
  • Charles Bauer
  • James Chappelle
  • Larry Holman
  • Al Mikutis
  • Gerry Ney
  • Delano Stones
  • Henry Taylor

Liberty Bell Chapter 266 AVVA Officer: Click here for AVVA Officer Bio
        Sue Justice, AVVA Liaison
If you need assistance from any of the committees,
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