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 at the American Legion Post #281
1601 Front St., Cuyahoga Falls. Oh 44221 Phone: 330-920-9379
Veterans Crisis Line - 800-273-8255
Service Officer Locator - for help with your VA disability claim
Happy New year to Members of VVA chapter 717!
With the beginning of a new year there is one BIG change pertaining to our meetings, the meetings will start at 2 PM in the afternoon instead of 6:30 pm as in the past. This will allow for more members to attend who have trouble driving at night, night vision in the winter and during raining times affect many of us.
We will still meet on the 1st Tuesday of each month, except January and July when there are no meetings. The chapter will continue to meet at the AMERICAN LEGION POST 281 at 1601 Front Street Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221-4709. We will continue to social distance and need to wear a mask while the pandemic continues.
If you have any questions or concerns call me at 330-844-3584. Looking forward to seeing everyone again.
For those who can join us next Wednesday January 27th at 11am for lunch, we will be meeting at Akron Family Restaurant, located at 250 W. Market Street, Akron, Ohio 44303.
Robert Fulton Kiggans, "Bob", age 73, of Brimfield Twp., Ohio, died on December 7, 2020 at his home.
He was born on May 8, 1947 in Akron, the son of the late Robert G. and Eileen (nee Fulton) Kiggans.
Bob was an honorably discharged US Marine Sergeant veteran, serving during the Vietnam War, Semper Fi.
Bob was a retired diesel mechanic for Schneider National Trucking Company. He enjoyed old cars, especially his 1929 Ford Coupe and his 1974 Corvette. He and his wife loved going to car shows and traveling.
Bob was a member of the Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter #717 in Akron.
Survivors include his loving wife, the former Diane (nee Jones) Hengle; his sons, Robert E. "Bob" (Ann) Kiggans and Jeffrey M. "Jeff" (Beth) Kiggans; his step-children, Daniel (Jerilyn) Hengle, Staci (John) Young, Todd (companion, Liz) Hengle and Stefanie Hengle; his grandchildren, Leda, Delaney, Griffin, Zoe, Lauren, Brandon, Noah, Mikaela, Anthony, Leah, Hannah and Carley.
Also surviving is his sister, Barbara Snyder.
Other than his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his first wife, the former Susan Dobbs, she preceded him on January 26, 2013; his brother-in-law, Joseph Snyder and Barbara's long time companion, Kenneth Arbogast
Family and friends may visit at Newcomer Funeral Home, 131 North Canton Road, Akron on Friday, December 11, 2020 from 1:00 - 2:00 PM.
A private funeral service will follow at 2 PM, where Pastor Amy Downard will celebrate Robert's life.
Robert will be laid to rest in the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman, Ohio at a later date.
Proposed Challenge Coin and Lapel Pin for our Chapter 717
Chapter 717 Facebook link below