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Fred Buttinelli 70-71 Sent these beautiful pictures of the 22nd Inf. Monument at Ft. Benning to Nick Dragon. I would like to know where on the Monument our "Charlie Co." KIA's are placed. Plan to visit in the near future.
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From Tommy Tompkins: Each year my wife, Dee, and I attend the State Fair of Texas. On the grounds of State Fair Park in Dallas is the Texas Vietnam Memorial. We always take time to go by and visit and say hi to any vets that may be there. This year, one of the vets saw the 25th patch on my cap and remembered they had a 25th wreath in storage that had not been put on display. He retrieved the wreath and I had my wife snap a few pictures for me to forward to you for the newsletter. Not sure how many of our members even know about the memorial.
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On October 9, 2018, President Trump signed Public Law 115-258, which provides a cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) increase of 2.8 percent, effective December 1, 2018, for veterans disability compensation and dependency and indemnity compensation (DIC) for survivors and certain other benefits.

VA compensation and DIC benefits are retrospectively paid on the first of each month, for the previous month. This means that the 2.8 COLA increase effective December 1, 2018, will not be included until the January 1, 2019 payment. This increase matches the COLA provided to Social Security recipients.

This COLA benefits injured and ill veterans, their families and survivors by helping to maintain the value of VA benefits against inflation. Without annual COLAs, many disabled veterans, who sacrificed their own health and family life for the good of our nation, may not be able to maintain the quality of life they deserve.

We thank Representative Mike Bost (IL), Chairman of the House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs for introducing HR 4958, theVeterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of2018 and Congress for final passage of the bill on September 25, 2018.

Likewise, we appreciate your support for service-disabled veterans and your grassroots efforts in the DAV Commander's Action Network, which helped get this critical legislation enacted. Please share this information on all of your social media sites. Thank you for all you do for America's veterans and their families.
Sent from Joe Piazza:
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Top Warner in the Michelon Plantation
Photos sent in by Dave Gehr - more to come - check back...
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B-52 CRATER WITH FRESH AGENT ORANGE WATER…..
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Smoke em if you got em.
 
James Lind – Bob Duplechin – Danny Christain – Radio (Cummings ?)
On Friday - March 30, 2019 Ruben Barkley, Jr. was guest speaker for the Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Commemoration Ceremony at the Freedom Support Center in Petersburg, Virginia. During the ceremony approximately 200 veterans were pinned with the Vietnam Veteran Lapel Pin by state and local dignitaries. Ruben served his entire tour in Vietnam with the 3rd Brigade, 3rd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment (June 7, 1967 – June 7, 1968).
Click here for article in newspaper about event.
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Sent in by Trevor "Limey" Grange: Escaped John Deere. Pictured L to R - Vince Anderson, ? Davidson, Gene Hahaj (R.I.P.)
From Pete McNaughton: The enclosed (click on the PDF) article from the Wall Street Journal several months ago might be interesting to those visiting the website or for the next newsletter.

America Lost Vietnam but Saved Southeast Asia
Click the link below for the article.
John Murphy [mailto:rainmanj@ptd.net] would like to share his song.

The Promise VIETNAM FALLEN REMEMBERED
The Promise - https://www.mnvietnam.org/story/the-promise/
https://www.mnvietnam.org/story/the-promise/
https://veteranshomecare.com/vet-assist/
Information given to Nick Dragon for anybody interested. VetAssist Veterans Home Care. Click link below. Please note: "This company charges a small fee, however you can look into this program directly thru the VA - something to be aware of - & hopefully don't need!
UPDATED: Branson Renuion page, pictures, quilt information, attendees...
UPDATED: PX Page, Remaining reunion gear info, Travel Mugs for purchase.
New: Lots more pictures to see. Click the Shutterfly link on the Branson 2019 page.
Joe Mack sent the above picture of the combat artists painting.