We know that not all men and women who entered the service had their "Home of Record" listed as the city where they lived.

We will work with the families to help add names to this memorial of men and women who were from Long Beach, CA. but had their home of record listed as another city, to do this we ask that you provide us with High School records that show that this person did go to school in Long Beach. Please contact us at our phone number with the information.

Click on the line or truck icon below - donate your household goods.
They benefit our chapter in our ability to help veterans. Thank you.


The mission of chapter 756 to provide a bonding unit for the Vietnam Veterans of Long Beach, CA. Primary goals include the interaction of membership with the inpatient veteran's at The Long Beach Veteran's Hospital. We have undertaken the mission of establishing a memorial to the 103 (+/-) veterans from the city of Long Beach that gave their lives in the war. This was accomplished by mounting an actual 'combat huey' in Houghton Park, Long Beach. This monument lists all 103 KIA's. 

The pictures of the memorial are shown below. .

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Our new address is:

1825 E. Via Burton

Anaheim, CA 92806

714-323-7229

VVA Chapter #756 was Awarded

"Chapter of the Year" 2018

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Conrad Gomez received

"Images of Bravery Award" 2018

by Vietnam Veterans of America California State Council.

There is a group picture of State Convention Officers and associates

The picture of Max Stewart, Mike Kennedy, and Conrad Gomez

[Note: Go to our Facebook page for these pictures]

  1. Max is the Founder of the Chapter and past president

  2.Mike was the Vice-President of the Southern District and member of Chapter #47             in  Riverside

  3.Conrad Gomez present President


One thing that the three of us have in common we are all

U.S. Air Force Security Police (Skycops)  now Security Forces

all three of us served in Vietnam.

1.Da Nang

2.Bien Hoa

3.Cam Ranh & Dong Ha (TeT 68)


State side all three of us were located throughout the States and were security for nuclear weapons, from B-52 (alert bombers to missiles and jet interceptors )


Thanking all members who made this happen.

Thank You for your support


I am also a member of the LA/OC U.S. Air Force Security Forces Assoc at Los Alamitos Joint Training Base

LA/OC
Secretary 
AFSFA

February 14, 2020

Chapter #756 Activities

December 2019

1. Purchased 20 movie tickets for Long Beach VA Hospital so Veterans who are there can be treated to night out at the movies.  About five to seven Veterans go with their escorts.  The outing includes popcorn, candy, and soda pop.  We have been doing this once a month for over 14 years (some months there is an issue of lack of qualified drivers at Long Beach VA).

2.  We work with the Westminster School District in supporting their "Price of Freedom” Art Contests for high school students, along with Frances Nguyen, who is on School Board, and includes the “Patriotic” Art Contest by Woodbridge High School in Irvine.  Both are planned again in May 2020.  A project will include interviews with veteran members.

3. Chapter members attended a dinner Honoring Vietnam Veterans, at the Wolf Lodge in Garden Grove held by the Vietnamese Multi-Cultural Organization.

4. Chapter 756 took 6 Veterans from the Long Beach VA Hospital to Knott’s Berry Farm for a Christmas outing including a chicken dinner.  Our chapter has been doing this for about 15 years.

5. Chapter 756 continually donates help to “Patriots and Paws” (supports Veterans with furniture and household goods), and supports the Veterans Service Officer at Long Beach VA, along with “Vets to Vets” a PTSD group at the Long Beach VA.  We also support the 13th MEU by providing a “diapers and baby wipes” program as well as donating funds.

6. We support VVA Chapter #1024 with their “Lifesaver” Huey helicopter by restoring it for traveling and education of the public, and reminding Vietnam Veterans of their use along with the memories it would bring back to them.

7. President Gomez continues to meet with a former Congresswoman, Kim Young, for reviews of Veterans issues (i.e. the turnover of doctors at the LBVA Hospital)

8. We Network with Cal-Vet in both Los Angeles and Orange Counties to find Veterans Service Officers to help the Veteran Community.

9.  Chapter 756 attended a funeral for 81 Vietnamese Paratrooper and 4 U.S. Air Force crewmen KIAs.  This funeral was held in Westminster since the current government of Vietnam would not allow the South Vietnamese solders to be buried in Vietnam.  The aircraft went down in 1965.

10. Chapter 756 sponsored a Christmas luncheon where 51 members and guests attended for a great time.  

Attention: 

You can now donate directly to VVA Chapter 756

in order to help us fund needed activites for Veterans and current Military Members, and their organizations.

Please click on the following link:

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“Never again will one generation of veterans abandon another.”