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About US


VVA Chapter 126 has has served the New York City veterans community since 1983.

As the Vietnam Veterans of America chapter in Manhattan, we work to advance VVA's mission in the largest city in our nation.

Our mission is to ensure the appropriate recognition of military service, to assist veterans in obtaining benefits, and to provide service and leadership to our community.

We are a 501(c)19 non-profit organization, dedicated to continued service to veterans in need of assistance.


We provide services and support to veterans of all eras - including our newest generation of veterans from Iraq, Syria, and Afghanistan. Through our Veterans Service Officers, our support of the Veterans of Modern Warfare and our work to aid our wounded warriors and others suffering the effects of combat.


With the increase of veteran suicide, homelessness, PTSD, and the current opioid and substance dependence epidemic, there is so much for us to do.


We need your support. You can make a difference.

 Every day, we strive in every way possible to uphold our motto:

 We invite you to join us in achieving our mission.

VVA 126 Officers:

President: Fred Gasior

Vice President: Michael Moreno

Financial Vice President: Vince McGowan

Secretary: Marty Edelman

Treasurer: Dave Woodrow

Board Members: Joe Graham, Nick Reynolds, Gabe Stefania, Monica Lacassagne



Seated (L to R) - Manny Cabrero, Bill Nelson, Nick Reynolds, Benny Marrero, Joe Graham, Vince McGowan, Gabe Stefania, Fred Gasior, Dave Woodrow
Standing -   Hector Guzman, Lou Blumengarten, Billy Hart, Dave Dana, Robert Skibar , Mike Moreno, Pedro Seda, Bobby Moran, Joe Kosinsky, Keith Bailey
Missing - Marty Edelman


“Never Again Will One Generation of Veterans Abandon Another”

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