About Vietnam Veterans of America
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 to achieve the following:
Aggressively advocate on issues important to veterans
Seek full access to quality health care for veterans
Identify the full range of disabling injuries and illnesses incurred during military service
Hold government agencies accountable for following laws mandating veterans health care
Create a positive public perception of Vietnam veterans
Seek the fullest possible accounting of America’s POWs and MIAs
Support the next generation of America’s war veterans
Serve our communities
Read more on the Vietnam Veterans of America website here.
VVA Chapter 955
The VVA in Wildwood is located inside of the American Legion Post 184. The shared post allows for multi-memberships through all service related organizations. Each year, the VVA and American Legion work together to help the community with donations, support, and relief for those in need.
VVA Chapter 955 is also responsible for the creation and management of the Wildwoods Vietnam Memorial Wall located at the corner of Ocean and Burk Avenues in Wildwood, NJ. The wall is a scaled replica of the wall in DC and draws thousands each year to pay respects to their loved ones, friends, and colleagues while visiting at the shore.
The Chapter 955 and the American Legion can be found at Fox Park every Sunday from the end of June through August for and many other times during the year. While providing protection for the park and enforcing rules, the VVA and American Legion also accepts donations at the gates. Please consider donating to the groups while visiting the next free event at Fox Park.
If you are an interested potential member, please call Vince DiPrinzio at 609-827-7062.
Commander: Vince DiPrinzio
1st Vice President: Harry Weimar
2nd Vice President: Mike Kelly
Treasurer: Cliff Harrison