Welcome to Boca Raton VFW Post 10556 in Veterans Park
The VFW Washington Office attended the Korean/Cold War Family’s annual meeting this week in nearby Arlington, Va. Hosted by the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, the purpose was to highlight successes and continuing challenges to locate and recover more than 7,700 unaccounted- for Americans on the Korean Peninsula. Atop the agenda was the lack of movement in reopening DPAA-led recovery operations in North Korea, which
the U.S. is trying to keep separate from denuclearization talks. One year ago this
week, 55 transfer cases containing the co-mingled remains of perhaps more than
150 Americans returned to U.S. soil. To date, eight have been identified, with another two dozen IDs expected to be announced within a few weeks. The VFW is all-in
where it concerns the return of missing and unaccounted-for servicemen, and looks forward to continuing to work with DPAA and the families to bring our troops home.
This film taken during the Battle of Hamburger Hill during the Vietnam War, and the reason it's choppy is that it's raw footage never shown on TV. This video comes from the CBS Archives, and has been seen by a small number of people ever.
The Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act. The bill intended to guarantee disability benefits to 90,000 veterans. The bill is just one more provision in a decades-long fight to guarantee the same benefits to thousands of Navy veterans who served in the waters offshore of Vietnam that their land and brown-water comrades are entitled to after potentially being exposed to toxic Agent Orange.
Tens of thousands of Vietnam veterans can have their disability benefits restored, and well as an expansion of benefits to military dependents, veterans of the Korean DMZ, and those exposed to toxic hazards in Southwest Asia.”
Veterans with one of 14 diseases presumed to be related to the herbicide Agent Orange and who served offshore or in the specified areas of the DMZ, can now file a disability claim with the Department of Veterans to receive benefits, thanks to a law enacted June 26.
H.R. 299 extends disability compensation to personnel who served off the coast of the Republic of Vietnam between Jan. 9, 1962, and May 7, 1975. It specifies that veterans must have served on a ship not more than 12 nautical miles off the coast. The expanse of territorial water covered begins on the southwestern demarcation line of Vietnam and Cambodia and runs through several points spelled out in the law. June 26 2019
After passing Congress, President Trump signed the bill into law. June 26 2019
We endeavor to help every veteran, spouse, and family when in need. Also the post participates in local veteran affairs and community events. Our post prides it self helping others and providing assistance to those in need
We have a Service Officer available Mondays from 10:00 AM - 2:00PM. The SO will assist veterans, spouses and families with VA benefits and services. Call the post to schedule appointment
keep checking with us. As the situation improves we will reevaluate opening our post.
Thank you veterans!
We encourage veterans of service in a war, campaign, or expedition on foreign soil or in hostile waters to join us.
9400 West Palmetto Rd, Boca Raton, FL 33428, United States
Membership Meeting Canceled for March 21, 2020 out of caution for spreading Coronavirus (check back for updates)