Every member of the Vietnam Veterans Assistance Foundation of Texas, Inc.  
[VVAFT] (a 501 (C) (3) organization), the Board of Directors are also members of
Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc., a Veterans Service Organization
[501 (c) (19)], Chartered by the Congress of the United States on May 23, 1986
As a service to Vietnam Veterans of America, the VVA Texas State Council & AVVA
Texas State Council information and links are contained on our web site for those
organizations for your information as well.
    VICE PRESIDENT
    GREG BECK
    A Founding Member of VVAFT, Inc.
    President VVA Chapter 278 Texarkana, Texas
    Current VVA Texas State Council Homeless Veterans
    Coordinator / Co-Chair POW/MIA Committee / Chair
    Nominating Committee
    Served in the United States Marine Corps
    (Dec. 1968  - December 1970)
    Tour of Duty in Vietnam
    July 1969 - October 1970  7th & 11th Marines
    Luther (Buster) Newberry
    VVAFT Board Member
    A Founding Member of VVAFT, Inc.
    Current VVA TSC President 2004- present
    Current VVA Chapter 404 Treasurer
    Member of VVA Chapter 404 Borger, Texas
    Former VVA Texas State Council Vice President
    Former VVA Texas State Council Treasurer
    Former VVAFT Secretary
    Served in the United States Marine Corps
    Jan. 1966  -  Dec. 1970
    Tour of Duty in Vietnam
    March 1967  - Dec. 1967
    Marine Air Group12 - VMA 223
    Commissioned a Captain in the National Guard
    HAL THOMPSON
    VVAFT Board Member  1997-2018
    A Founding Member of VVAFT, Inc
    Member of VVA Chapter 457 San Angelo, Texas
    Former VVAFT Treasurer  Sept. 2005-June 2007
    Former VVA VSO
    Served as a S/Sgt in the United States Air Force
    February 1966 - December 1971
    Tour of Duty in Vietnam
    345th Tactical Airlight Squardon
    VVAFT PRESIDENT
    DON KENNEDY, JR.
    PO Box 1182
    Salado, Texas 76571-1182
    Phone: 254-947-0050 (Home & Fax)
    E-mail: Badmoonrisin69@aol.com
    A Founding Member of VVAFT, Inc.
    Former VVA Texas State Council Vice President June 2006-April 2014
    Former VVA Texas State Council President
    Former VVA Texas State Council Secretary
    Former VVA Chapter 292 Vice President - Beaumont, Texas
    Member of VVA Chapter 1000 Fort Hood/Killeen, Texas
    Served as a Sgt in the United States Air Force 1967 - 1971
    Tour of Duty in Vietnam  - Feb. 1969  - Aug. 1969
    Medically retired from Air Force - Nov. 1971

    SECRETARY
    KERWIN STONE
    PO Box 3891 / Beaumont, TX 77704-3891
    Current VVA TSC Vice President (April 2014-Present)
    Former VVA TSC Secretary June 2010-April 2014)
    President VVA Chapter 292 Beaumont, Texas (2004 to present)
    Life member of VVA since 1993 and has served as
    Chapter 292 treasurer/director/ state council and convention
    delegate from 1998 - 2010
    Served as a Captain in the United States Air Force
    Commissioned in 1969
    Served on active duty until August 1975
    Tour of Duty during Vietnam War 1972-1973 at
    Ko Kha Air Station, Thailand


    TREASURER
    JIM W. BOYD
    P.O Box 330245
    Fort Worth, Texas 76163-0245
    Cell: 817-691-5577
    E-mail:  jimwboyd@swbell.net
    A Founding Member of VVAFT, Inc.
    VVAFT Webmaster
    Current VVA Texas State Council Treasurer 2010 - present
    Current VVAFT Treasurer 2008- present
    Current VVA Texas State Council Membership Chair 1994-present
    Current VVA Chapter 137 Secretary/Treasurer 2015-2018
    Former VVAFT Treasurer 1997-1999
    Former VVA Texas State Council Vice President-June 1996-Feb 1999
    Former VVA Texas State Council Secretary 2008-2010
    Charter Member of VVA Chapter 574 El Paso, Texas
    Former VVA Chapter 574 Interim Vice President 1990
    Former VVA Chapter 574 Interim President 1990
    Former VVA Chapter 574 Treasurer  1993-1994
    Former Member of VVA National Public Affairs Committee
               (VVA Press Club Editor-in-Chief)  
    Served in the United States Marine Corps
    November 2, 1966 - April 1, 1970 (Active Duty)
    Tours of Duty in Vietnam -Nov 17, 1967 - Oct. 20, 1969
    Comm Co.  7th Communication Battalion, 1st Marine Division
    Hill 34 / Phu Bai Combat Base (Task Force X-Ray, 1st Marine Division
    Forward / Hill 327 (TDY) 1st Marine Division HQ Communications
    Center / TDY MACV Dong Ha/  TDY LZ Stud / China Beach preparing
    for Unit Disembarkation to Okinawa.  
    HQ Company, 7th Communication Battalion, 3rd Marine Division -
    Camp Hansen, Okinawa. Oct 1969-March 1970
    MCAS Yuma, Arizona   March 15, 1970 - April 1, 1970

    USMC RESERVES - Dallas Naval Air Station 1970-1975
Herschel Carmichael
A Founding Member of VVAFT, Inc.
    VVAFT RFP Committee Chair
    Former VVA Texas State Council Treasurer
    Charter Member of VVA Chapter 457 San Angelo, Texas
    Served in the United States Army
    May 31, 1968  - May 30, 1971
    Tour of Duty in Vietnam - June 30, 1969 - June 27, 1970
    520th/537th PSC 1st Logistical Command - Bien Hoa, RVNH
May 19, 1950 - February 23, 2009
Deceased He will be missed
Check out In Memory Page
for VVAFT Board Member Lucio Moreno
    President VVA Chapter 574 El Paso, Texas
    Charter Member of VVA Chapter 574
    Served in the United States Marine Corps
    January 1968  - January 1970
    Tour of Duty in Vietnam
    August 18, 1968  - September 1969
    Alpha Company, 1st Bn, 4th Marines, 3rd Marine Division
March 20, 1949 - November 25, 2009
Deceased He will be missed

    ROBERT RANGEL
    El Paso, Texas
    VVAFT Board Member 2009 - 2018
    VVA Chapter 574 El Paso, Texas
    Former President Chapter 574
    Former Vice President Chapter 574
    Served in the United States Army for 43 years (CWO5)
    SUSIE MORENO
    Texas Vietnam Veterans News Assistant Editor &
    Photographer June 2010 - Present
    Not a VVAFT Board Member / AVVA Chapter 574 El Paso,
    Texas /  Editor Chapter 574 Newsletter "Charlie Mike"
    FORMER BOARD MEMBERS: Bill Meeks, Jr. (President & Board Member); Larry Barnett (CEO);
    Manuel Carlos (President & CEO);  Hilaro Hernadez (Treasurer); Eddie Reyes (Treasurer); Victor Flores (Director);
    Alberto Navarro (Director);  Dennis Thomas (Director); Bill Smith(Director), Mike McCullough (Director)
    Deceased Board Members: Lucio Moreno (Director) & Herschel Carmichael (Director)

    William Whittaker
    VVAFT Board Member 2016-2018
    Member of VVA Chapter 1000 Killeen, Texas
L-R-Back Row: Bill Whittaker (Director), Hal Thompson (Director), Bill Meeks (Special Advisor), Robert Rangel (Director),
Kerwin Stone (Secretary)
Front Row: Greb Beck (Vice President,  Buster Newberry (Director), Jim Boyd (Treasurer), Humberto Nevarez (Director)
Don Kennedy (President) & Susie Moreno (VVAFT Photographer)

       Humberto Nevarez
       VVAFT Board Member  2016-2018
       
President  of VVA Chapter 574
         Served in the US Army
       
        
Bill Meeks, Jr
        Special Adivsor to the Board of Directors
        
Current VVA National Secretary
           Current VVA 343 Secretary
           Past VVAFT President
           Past VVA Texas State Council President