Vietnam Veterans Chapter 203 selects officers

Front row, left to right, Larry Gregory, 2nd Vice President; Charlie Hobbs, President; Bill Norton, Treasurer; JD Elesa, Board Member; Jackie Clark, Member of the Board of Directors. Second row, left to right, Denny Miller, board member; Bob Holloway, 1st Vice President; Boots Clark, board member; Bob Brauch, secretary; and Board Member Larry Anderson is not represented.

Charlie Hobbs was re-elected Monday night as president of Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 203. The local chapter was founded more than 35 years ago and has more than 900 members, the second-largest in the United States.

The chapter will participate in the annual Armed Forces Day Parade on May 6 in Chattanooga. This is the 73rd annual parade and this year’s featured branch will be the Marine Corp. Although Armed Forces Day is the 3rd Saturday in May, Chattanooga honors the men and women who serve in the U.S. military on the first Friday of the month so area students can participate.

Members of Chapter 203 will be at Valley Fest in Dunlap on May 5, 6, and 7, displaying the Tennessee Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall.

The Vietnam Veterans Chapter 203 Appreciation Day will be held May 27-28 at the Highway 153 Walmart parking lot. Live music, refreshments and fun for the whole family. Spouses of veterans will also be honored. Everyone is invited.

The chapter meets the third Monday of each month in the MAC building at 1304 McCallie Ave. Any Vietnam or Viet Nam era veteran is eligible.

The chapter provides honor guards for veterans’ funerals. They also help vets and their families with medical supplies. For more information, call 991-5858.

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