News of the Department
New Department Elected Officers
Francis Curnow, Commandant
John Murray, Sr. Vice
David Porter, Jr. Vice
Judge Advocate, Carlos Viera
Financial Committee, Joe Messina
Financial Committee, Dan Bishop
Financial Committee, Tony Garro
Financial Committee, Don Rivette
Armed Forces Dinner
The Armed Forces Dinner is being held on Saturday, 20 May 2017 in Holden, MA. Click here for further information.
MOY Nomination Process
Click here for the Marine of the Year Award Nomination instruction sheet.
An address to Viet Nam Vets by Joe Gallo (We were soldiers once..and Young) Good read..
A good read on the emotional attachment combat veterans have for the men and events of their war.
Joe Galloway was a UPI reporter who blundered into the Ia Drang Valley battle of 1965, the first major battle of the war. He was given a Bronze Star with Valor for his actions during the battle. He was the only civilian in the Vietnam War to receive that award. Joe Galloway and Major Moore co-wrote "We Were Soldiers Once....and Young", a best seller that also became a superb motion picture.
As we plan for the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War Commemoration and the International Welcome Home Week in Honolulu May 23-27 2017, this is a good opportunity to resurrect words shared 4 years ago at our VHPA convention.
Click here to read Joe Galloway's speech.