Since 1980

Welcome to Chapter One

Welcome to the very first Chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America, with a great history of service. Our goals are the same as the national organization, which is 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.

Some of the items VVA works towards on both a local and national level are:
• Advocate on issues important to veterans
• Provide programs and services that improve our well-being
• Serve our community

The Rutland Chapter has been involved in a number of local community programs and events as well as the erection of a memorial to our fallen comrades.

Please feel free to explore our site. If you're a Vietnam era veteran and would be interested in joining our chapter or to learn more about membership, please feel free to contact us.

VVA Chapter 1 Charter

Home found for Rutland Vietnam Veterans original sculpture of soldier

Rutland VVA Chapter One has found a home for the head and shoulders portion of the original Rutland Vietnam Veterans sculpture. American Legion Post 87 in West Rutland is displaying the sculpture piece in its upstairs meeting room.  Click the bar to the right to view the news clip about the original project ...

Officers (April 2024)

Chapter President
Bill Ellwood

Vice President
Andy Megrath

Jack Crowther

Richard Reed

Membership Chairperson
Dick Doyle


Carl Baldwin

Dick Doyle

Larry Gold

Tim Lonergan

Mike Murphy



Pete Hults


Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter One Bylaws

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To learn when our next meeting is, go to the end of our recent newsletter under the "NEWSLETTERS" section.