Now let's get back to our book as Bob Hite gives his deposition about his imprisonment. . .

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"We remained in the Bridge House for 70 days. . . the Chinese in our cell were removed a few days after we arrived. Here we were particularly troubled by the conditions of our imprisonment. We were bothered by bugs, rats, and lice which bit us continually until finally our faces and hands swelle

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The Retired Enlisted Association Sept 22, 2014

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FROM WASHINGTON: NEWS FOR THE ENLISTED September 22, 2014 Well they left town again. TREA’s Washington staff returned from our National Convention in Norfolk Virginia this week and Congress recesses at the end of the week. (We are not taking it personally.) But as you well know there were severa

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Silver Helmet Recipient

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It is with great pleasure to announce, the Department of New Jersey has done it again!!! We now have another Silver Helmet Recipient "AMVET of the Year" Jim Donahue, and again from Post # 911.  Commander Jim Donahue will be receiving the Silver Helmet in the Spring @ NEC, in Va. for his unse

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More troops in Afghanistan may get pink slips

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WASHINGTON — More soldiers could learn while in Afghanistan that they are being forced out of the military, the Army’s top officer said Friday. Army chief of staff Gen. Ray Odierno discussed the cuts with reporters Friday at a breakfast in Washington. The notifications, part of an effort to ra

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Important Message From the State Commander Please Read

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Fellow AMVETS, Greetings from your State Commander.  I have a couple of things to bring to your attention. First, I have received word from National.  They are requesting that any member that will be attending National Convention next year and would like to be on a committee to please have m

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  • Now let’s get back to our book as Bob Hite gives his deposition about his imprisonment. . . - “We remained in the Bridge House for 70 days. . . the Chinese in our cell were removed a few days after we arrived. Here we were particularly troubled by the conditions of our imprisonment. We were bothered by bugs, rats, and lice which bit us continually until finally our faces and hands swelled out […]
  • The Retired Enlisted Association Sept 22, 2014 - FROM WASHINGTON: NEWS FOR THE ENLISTED September 22, 2014 Well they left town again. TREA’s Washington staff returned from our National Convention in Norfolk Virginia this week and Congress recesses at the end of the week. (We are not taking it personally.) But as you well know there were several items they dealt with that […]
  • Silver Helmet Recipient - It is with great pleasure to announce, the Department of New Jersey has done it again!!! We now have another Silver Helmet Recipient “AMVET of the Year” Jim Donahue, and again from Post # 911.  Commander Jim Donahue will be receiving the Silver Helmet in the Spring @ NEC, in Va. for his unselfish help in building a housing complex for 16 former […]
  • More troops in Afghanistan may get pink slips - WASHINGTON — More soldiers could learn while in Afghanistan that they are being forced out of the military, the Army’s top officer said Friday. Army chief of staff Gen. Ray Odierno discussed the cuts with reporters Friday at a breakfast in Washington. The notifications, part of an effort to rapidly shrink the size of the […]
  • Important Message From the State Commander Please Read - Fellow AMVETS, Greetings from your State Commander.  I have a couple of things to bring to your attention. First, I have received word from National.  They are requesting that any member that will be attending National Convention next year and would like to be on a committee to please have me submit their names by […]
  • Beverly Rotary Fundraiser To Support Veterans - Nationally prominent social and political humorist Jimmy Tingle will perform Sunday, October 5, 4 PM at Endicott College at a fundraiser for local veterans. Proceeds will be devoted to support local families with a military parent serving overseas, a project coordinated by Lisa Parisella and state representative Jerry Parisella. Who: Jimmy Tingle, social and political […]
  • Gold Star Mothers Day - Honoring Gold Star Mothers 9-18-14 Gold Star Mother’s Day will be observed on September 28th, 2014.  It is a day to recognize and honor mothers who have lost a son or daughter while serving in the United States Armed Forces. I have included a link to the history of Gold Star Mothers: http://www.goldstarmoms.com/whoweare/history/history.htm Attached is […]
  • Widespread Mismanagement at West Los Angeles VA - VPC Reparations_1aa-1 9-18-14 Widespread Mismanagement at West Los Angeles VA http://democrats.energycommerce.house.gov/index.php?q=news/waxman-feinstein-boxer-urge-va-to-address-widespread-mismanagement-at-west-los-angeles-va Well, what took them so long?  We’ve been beating this drum for a long time …. and where was the oversight of Congressman Waxman, and Senators Feinstein and Boxer? General Accountability Office report detailing widespread mismanagement of land-use agreements at the West Los Angeles […]
  • CONGRESSMAN HONDA INTRODUCES TWO BILLS TO HELP VETERANS - CONGRESSMAN HONDA INTRODUCES TWO BILLS TO HELP VETERANS ~ Bills Address Effects on Descendants of Vets Exposed to Toxins; Jobs for Vets in Green Technology ~   Washington, DC – Congressman Mike Honda (D-CA17) today introduced a pair of bills to improve the lives of America’s veterans.   The first, the bipartisan Toxic Exposure Research […]
  • VFW Action Corps Weekly 9-19-14 - September 19, 2014 National POW/MIA Recognition Day   In This Issue: 1. Fall Legislative Conference Update 2. Congress Passes CR, Then Heads Home  3. Speak Up for Veterans While Congress on Campaign Trail 4. COLA Headed to President 5. Critical Vet Programs Extended 6. House Holds Heated Discussion on VAOIG Report 7. New Survey Reflects […]
  • Program Blast Sept 18,2014 - Programs Reporting Score Sheet Sept 18, 2014-1         2014FREEDOMS FOUNDATION NEC Promo PROGRAMS REPORTING – REPORT CARD– PDF attached Kudos to the Dept. of SC for joining the 100% Club   Department Delinquent List – amvets SPIRIT OF AMERICA YOUTH LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE – see attached flyer Department Commanders, those of you who are leaders in the states, […]
  • Upcoming Events Million Veteran Program (MVP) Events in MA - Have you heard us talk about or seen posters for the Million Veteran Program and always wanted to know what it was? Million Veteran Program (MVP) MVP is a national, voluntary research program funded entirely by the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Research & Development. The goal of MVP is to partner with Veterans […]
  • New Cards - New Members for MA in 2014                     New Members for MA in 2014 To assist with your new cards I attached the list of new Joins. These are the new members that joined Posts and Departments in the last membership year. On your e rosters their join dates are 1 Sept 2013-13 May 2014. Remember  members […]
  • Bedford Va News - September Program -1  I don’t know if any of you would have or could have attended this but take a look at it anyways.   It is GOOD that people and groups are recognized for the work that is performed.  I sent a little message about receiving this after the fact.  I am waiting for more […]
  • GI Bill for Registered Apprenticeships - Colleagues and Fellow Veterans,   Did you know that Veterans have the opportunity to “earn and learn” in a Registered Apprenticeship while receiving GI Bill® education benefits?  We want to help put Veterans in the driver’s seat when it comes to using their education benefits. We want them to be the most informed consumers … […]