VVA CHAPTER #717 welcomes all our brothers and sisters who served in Vietnam between February 28, 1961 & May 7, 1975, or in any duty location between August 5, 1964 & May 7, 1975.
Joining VVA allows you to connect with other veterans, stay up with the latest on special events.
VIETNAM VETERANS OF AMERICA CHAPTER 717
We are located in Northeast Ohio, in Summit County.
We meet on the first Tuesday of every month at 6:30 pm in the Ellet Community Center.
2449 Wedgewood Drive, Akron Ohio 44312.
Veterans Crisis Line - 800-273-8255
Service Officer Locator - for help with your VA disability claim
December 2019 Chapter 717 Newsletter is available for download near the bottom of this page.
Ohio Veterans Memorial Park in Clinton, Ohio
Click button below to view recent video by Buckeye Drone
A movie made by my fellow VVA Chapter 717 brothers, Mark Latham and his son, and David Pickens.
Chapter 717 meeting schedule for April 7 at the Ellet Community Center is officially CANCELLED. Some members do not have an e-mail address so please pass on this information to those you may know without an e-mail address.
The Community center will remain close through much of April until farther notice. Many closing and group gathering will continue to change daily and may affect our chapter. Safety and good health is the main concern of all members..
Our next meeting is schedule for May 5 currently.
Thank you for understanding.
Chapter 717 President
Ohio Governor has issued an order to CLOSE ALL restaurants and bars at 9pm tonight until further notice. Based on this ruling from the governor we will NOT be meeting on Wednesday for lunch until the restaurants are allowed to reopen.
Proposed Challenge Coin and Lapel Pin for our Chapter 717
Chapter 717 Facebook link below
Chapter 717 Current Newsletter
Any Vietnam Era Veteran can join our Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) Chapter 717. Simply email Bob McCullough at BobMc717@gmail.com or call him at (216) 276-7576 or send him the following to our PO Box 4091, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44223. He will need a copy of your DD-214, Name, Date of Birth, Mailing Address, City, State, Zip, Home Phone, Cell Phone, Email Address along with a one time check of $50 made out to “VVA Chapter 717” for a Life Membership. Any questions then please call Bob McCullough.