Monday, December 7, 2015

FW: Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

 "The Mind is like a Parachute... It does not work if it isn't open" 

Date: Mon, 7 Dec 2015 16:22:17 +0000
Subject: Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
Remembering Pearl Harbor
​​ LogoPearl Harbor Remembrance Day
December 7th - Remembering the Attack on Pearl Harbor

Dear Robert,

Everyone here at has taken a moment to reflect and express our deepest respect and gratitude to the Courage, Bravery and Patriotism of all of our WWII Veterans, both living and deceased, along with all of our U.S. Veterans & Military. We salute you.

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Pearl Harbor Remembrance It is important for all of us to take a moment and remember the December 7th, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor - a defining moment in history.

The Pearl Harbor "surprise" helped shape a generation of National defense policy and was not forgotten by those who had lived through the war.

Monuments were erected on the battle sites and around the country Veteran reunion groups met regularly to keep the memory alive.

Please visit the WWII/Pearl Harbor remembrance photo page at - dedicated to all who served in the U.S. Armed Forces during the Pearl Harbor attacks, WWII and moreover throughout history.

Brief History - "Day that shall live in Infamy"

  • Under the greatest secrecy, Japanese Vice Admiral Nagumo took his ships to sea on the 26th of November 1941, as a result of Japan's pressing need for secure flanks during their planned offensive into Southeast Asia and the East Indies.

  • Before dawn on the 7th of December, a carefully planned attack wave of over 180 aircraft, including torpedo planes, high-level bombers, dive bombers and fighters, was launched in the darkness and flew off to the south. When the first group had taken off, a second attack wave of similar size, but with more dive bombers and no torpedo planes, was brought up from the carriers' hangar decks and sent off into the emerging morning light.

  • Dive bombers attacked airfields at about 7:55 AM, destroying many aircraft. This attack prompted the dispatch of the famous message "Air raid, Pearl Harbor -- this is no drill", the outside World's first indication that war had come to the Pacific.

  • Within a few moments, torpedo planes attacked from east and west, with one of the latter torpedoing the USS Helena at 1010 dock. Others, from the same direction, hit USS Utah and USS Raleigh, off the western side of Ford Island.

  • Within a short time five of eight battleships at Pearl Harbor were sunk or sinking, with the rest damaged. Several other ships and most Hawaii-based combat planes were also knocked out and over 2400 Americans were dead.

  • The United States Navy's battleship force was removed as a possible threat to the Japanese Empire's southward expansion. As a result, America was abruptly brought into the Second World War as a full combatant.

    The memory of the "sneak attack" on Pearl Harbor fueled a determination for Americans to fight on against all opposed to World peace.

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    Throughout history in times of both peace and war, yourselves and millions of other heroic U.S. Military personnel have proudly served our nation, from WWI-II through to the Korean War, Vietnam & the Cold War, to the Gulf War and the current War on Terrorism. salutes, thanks and supports all of you, our U.S. Veterans, active & reserve military of the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines & Coast Guard - All Heroes of our nation.

    May your day be filled with honor, remembrance & tradition.

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Thursday, December 3, 2015

FW: Dan Bounds Annual Holiday Open House/Party December 19

Thank You
Robert Serge
VVA 1076 Member
Blog Master 
Web Master  

 "The Mind is like a Parachute... It does not work if it isn't open" 

Subject: Dan Bounds Annual Holiday Open House/Party December 19
Date: Thu, 3 Dec 2015 12:32:23 -0800

Dan Bounds Annual Holiday Open House/Party

Once again, Dan Bounds has graciously opened his home to members and their spouses of VVA Chapter 1076.  All are invited to attend Dan's annual Holiday Open House/Party on Saturday, December 19, beginning at noon.  Dan's address is:  2202 Tedesca Drive, Henderson. 

Tina Sansouci
702-294-0402 (Home)
702-635-2695 (Cell)

FW: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Gun Shows at South Point and Cashman Center on December 18~20, 2015.

 "The Mind is like a Parachute... It does not work if it isn't open" 

Subject: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Gun Shows at South Point and Cashman Center on December 18~20, 2015.
Date: Thu, 3 Dec 2015 10:50:10 -0800

Gun Shows at South Point and Cashman Center on December 18~20, 2015.

Hello everyone,
We need volunteers for two (2) Gun Shows that will be on the weekend of December 18~20, 2015.  Because it is close to Christmas, both South Point and Cashman will hold show events at the same time.

We normally have two (2) members from Chapter 1076 and Chapter 17 provides two (2) members per time slot.  If we are heavy with volunteers at the booth, you can wander and approach possible members throughout the show. 

Remember, our membership includes both Vietnam veterans and Vietnam-Era veterans.  (see VVA eligibility description below).

Eligibility:  Vietnam and Vietnam-era veterans who served on active duty in the U.S. military (for other than training purposes) between February 28, 1961 – May 7, 1975 (in-country Vietnam), or between August 5, 1964 and May 7, 1975, for Vietnam*era veterans.

Have a good time and "Thank You" for responding in a timely manner.

Rocky Mountain gun Show at South Point Hotel & Casino
Friday, Dec. 18th:
* 1300 - 1530:   
* 1530 - 1800: 
* All day: 

Saturday, Dec. 19th:
* 0900 - 1200:   
* 1200 - 1500:
* 1500 - 1800:                  
* All day: 

Sunday, Dec. 20th:
* 0900 - 1230:  
* 1230 - 1600: 
* All day:  

Crossroads Gun Show at the Cashman Center

Saturday, Dec. 19th:
* 0900 - 1300:   
* 1300 - 1700: 
* All day: 

Sunday, Dec. 20th:
* 0900 - 1300:   
* 1300 - 1700: 
* All day: 

Return all time selections and/or inquiries to Neil Johnson at email address:

Please feel free to contact Neil Johnson (510-913-6611) or Lance Ryness (702-813-2723) with any questions or concerns.

Tina Sansouci
702-294-0402 (Home)
702-635-2695 (Cell)



 "The Mind is like a Parachute... It does not work if it isn't open" 

Date: Thu, 3 Dec 2015 12:24:31 -0800

If you want to attended the annual Christmas party, you can buy your tickets THIS AFTERNOON, Thursday, December 3, at the VFW HALL from 4:30 till 6:30.

The Chapter Officers will be conducting a meeting and your welcome to join or purchase your tickets for the Chapter Christmas Party.  

The Christmas Party will take place at the Sunset Station Casino on Tuesday, December 15, at 6:00pm. The cost is $30.00 per person. The Chapter will pay for half so the cost to you will be $15.00 person.

Please join us for dinner, dancing, and a fun time.

If you can't make this afternoon's meeting call me (702-236-0825) and I'll hold your tickets until you pay for them.

Thank you and Merry Christmas.

John L Scaduto
President  Chapter 1076
Vietnam Veterans of America
Henderson NV.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Fw: VA Secretary to Announce VA-Bob Woodruff Foundation Partnership

Thank You VVA 17  Member  Robert Serge  To all my fellow veterans friends and family my we all remember

On Tuesday, November 10, 2015 2:07 PM, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs <> wrote:

VA Secretary to Announce VA-Bob Woodruff Foundation Partnership

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VA News Releases

VA News Release

11/10/2015 05:01 PM EST

VA Secretary to Announce VA-Bob Woodruff Foundation Partnership
Aim of Partnership is to Better Connect Veterans with Resources Close to Home
WASHINGTON – Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) Secretary Robert A. McDonald this evening will announce a partnership with the Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF) to further advance VA's outreach to Veterans through deeper and more innovative local and community partnerships. VA will capitalize on BWF's strength and contacts to find unique ways to connect Veterans, transitioning Servicemembers and their families with resources right where they live. The partnership with BWF is one of many strategic alliances VA is forming and is an integral goal of the MyVA initiative, the largest reorganization in VA's history which reorients VA around the needs of Veterans.
"We believe that by working together we can create a 'single front door,' or a convenient community point of entry, to help Veterans gain access to the benefits they have earned in addition to the resources unique to their local communities," said Secretary McDonald. "This partnership creates a more robust integration of federal, state and local governments, non-profit organizations, businesses and other local partners at the community level. By combining and sharing our efforts and expertise, I believe this partnership can help us better serve our nation's Veterans – together."
"Our nation's transitioning Servicemembers, Veterans and their families each have unique needs, making the resources and services dedicated to overcoming their challenges all the more necessary," said BWF Executive Director Anne Marie Dougherty. "We are excited by this opportunity to work in partnership with VA to reach Veterans and their families where they live and to deliver high-impact programs to support sustainable success."
The Bob Woodruff Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring injured Servicemembers, Veterans and their families are thriving. Since 2006, BWF has invested nearly $30 million in programs reaching more than 2 million injured Servicemembers, Veterans and their families in three key areas: Education and Employment, Rehabilitation and Recovery, and Quality of Life.
For more information about the Foundation, visit For more information about VA including the MyVA initiative, visit
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