The Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 918, needs help from the residents of the local area to send “Care Packages” overseas. We need the names and addresses of local soldiers from Barton, Bates, Cedar, Dade, Saint Clair and Vernon Counties. It is a part of our mission to “Never Forget” those who have served and are serving in harm’s way to protect our freedoms.

If you know of a husband, wife, son, daughter, friend or neighbor who is overseas in a combat area or an unaccompanied short tour area, please contact the local Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter so that we can send them a “Care Package” to let them know that they are not forgotten.

Please contact the following members: Larry Stanley, Jerico Springs – 417/398-2656; Dennis Wear, Jerico Springs – 417/398-1777; Vic Hinds, Moundville – 417/922-3235; Joe Brooks, Hume – 660/643-7553 or Brent Beckman, El Dorado Springs – 417/876-4298.