Check Sons of Sam MC more up in Central ny but maybe it would be worth exploring a chapter option donw your way.
I was one of the 514,300.Actually, Vietnam ERA Vets (really only 9,087,000).
9,087,000 military personnel served on active duty during the Vietnam Era (5 August 1965-7 May 1975).
8,744,000 personnel were on active duty during the war (5 August 1964-28 March 1973).
3,403,100 (including 514,300 offshore) personnel served in the SE Asia Theater (Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, flight crews based in Thailand and sailors in adjacent South China Sea waters).
2,594,000 personnel served within the borders of South Vietnam
( I January 1965 - 28 March 1973).
Another 50,000 men served in Vietnam between 1960 and 1964.
Of the 2.6 million, between 1 and 1.6 million (40-60%) either fought in combat, provided close combat support or were at least fairly regularly exposed to enemy attack.
7,484 women served in Vietnam, of whom 6,250 or 83.5% were nurses.
Peak troop strength in Vietnam was 543,482, on 30 April 1969.
goshen and newburgh i have two separate domiciles. thanks for the invite appreciate it.What county are you in? I am in Orange(middletown).
If your close, you can ride with us, no strings attached..
Korean and Nam vets got no CIB's nor 214 recognition for covert... you've got to meet the qualifications, for the Combat Veterans, you need to show proof that you were in combat (it's no big deal cause it will be reflected on your DD-214), .... Just my 2 cents worth.
A Dd214, and a Combat Vet member look up the CVMA online for your statei've been interested in riding with a group lately and was looking for a veteran centered riding group. i was wondering what the qualifications for CVMA was? i have two deployments in the Marines to the middle east prior to the recent war in iraq and afghanistan, two armed forces expeditionary medals which qualified me for the VFW which i joined three years ago but moved and fell behind on my dues. i wrote my old post to see if i could get current and transfer posts to my new location.
anyway not sure if i would qualify for the CVMA and figured someone here could offer advice, thanks!