South Missouri Chapter of VHPA

4th Quarterly Meeting VHPASMO of 2017

The South Missouri Chapter, VHPA held its 4th Quarter Meeting on Veterans Day, Saturday, November 11.  Chapter members walked in the Branson Chamber of Commerce Veterans Day Parade through downtown Branson. It is quite a parade with a larger turnout of veteran organizations and a huge and appreciative crowd lining the streets.  The Chapter laid a wreath at the Missouri Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the campus of the College of the Ozarks.  The memorial is to the 1410 from Missouri who lost their lives during the Vietnam War.  The wreath was laid by Missouri Lt. Governor Mike Parson, an Army veteran himself, assisted by Chapter President Dr. Dick Elgin, VHPA Past-President John Sorensen, and, representing MOAA, Chuck Guy.  The ceremony was followed by a luncheon held in the College’s Keeter Center. Lt. Governor Mike Parson was the luncheon speaker. College of the Ozarks President Dr. Jerry Davis was recognized for his leadership at the veteran-friendly College.

Wreath-laying ceremony. L to R:  Lt. Governor Mike Parson;  College of the Ozarks President, Dr. Jerry Davis;  South MO Chapter President, Dr. Dick Elgin;  VHPA Past-President John Sorensen;  and Chuck Guy, MOAA

Chapters are totally separate, independent entities and are not authorized to act as an agent, or representative, of the VHPA or any or the other chapters.

Air America

Air Force Aviator


South Missouri Chapter of VHPA

Army Aviator

1st Quarterly Meeting VHPASMO of 2018

The next meeting of the South Missouri Chapter, VHPA will be held Saturday, March 24 at Creve Coeur Airport, St. Louis.  The meeting will be in conjunction with the Army Aviation Heritage Foundation (at their hangar), which is restoring a UH-1 Huey which flew in Vietnam, to flying status.

Coast Guard Aviator

Marine Aviator

  Pilots and crewmembers at Branson Veterans Day Parade.

Naval Aviator


 Luncheon speaker, Lt Governor Mike Parson