South Missouri Chapter of VHPA

South Missouri Chapter of VHPA

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DATE:  Saturday 23 September 2017

TIME:  11:00 a.m.

LOCATION:     Hy-Vee Club Room 

                          405 E. Nifong Boulevard

                          Columbia, MO

The third quarter meeting is scheduled for September 23, 2017, at 11:00 a.m., at the Hy-Vee Club Room, 405 E. Nifong Boulevard, Columbia, MO.  This meeting will include the election of officers.  The meal at this meeting will be provided by the chapter.  The featured speaker is scheduled to be COL Donald “Doc” Ballard, US Army National Guard (Ret).  COL Ballard received the Congressional Medal of Honor for actions while serving as a Navy medical corpsman with the 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division in Quang Tri province in May, 1968.


On Veterans Day, Saturday, November 11, 2017, the chapter will meet on the campus of the College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout (Branson), Missouri.  The meeting will begin with the laying of a wreath at the Missouri Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the college’s campus at 12:30.  It will then move across the street to the Keeter Center for lunch and a short program.  Missouri Governor Greitens and Lt. Governor Parson have both been invited to attend the meeting and speak.  Both are military veterans.  Joining the chapter will be members of the Ozark Empire Area Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA).  Should you be in the Branson area over Veterans Day, contact our chapter for more information about the meeting.

Please make reservations not later than Saturday, September 16, 2017 for the September.  Information regarding reservations for the 4th Quarter meeting will be Sent later.

Call Russ Emory 417 326-6657 or email

We are looking forward to getting together, come to the meeting, bring a guest and share experiences with us.

See you in Columbia

John Wilkinson
President, VHPASMO

3rd Quarterly Meeting

VHPASMO of 2017

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