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Veterans Service Organizations

http://www.va.gov/vso/index.htm - Published as an informational service by the Office of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.

Following is a listing of Veterans Service Organizations chartered by Congress and/or recognized by VA for claim representation:

American Defenders of Bataan and Corregidor

American Ex-Prisoners of War, Inc.

American G.I. Forum

American Gold Star Mothers, Inc

The American Legion

American Red Cross

American Veterans Committee

American Veterans of WWII, Korea and Vietnam (AMVETS)

American War Mothers

Army and Air Force Mutual Aid Association

Blinded Veterans Association

Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc.

Catholic War Veterans, USA, Inc

Congressional Medal of Honor Society of the USA

Disabled American Veterans

Fleet Reserve Association

Gold Star Wives of America, Inc

Italian American War Veterans

Jewish War Veterans of the USA

Legion of Valor of the USA, Inc

Marine Corps League

Military Chaplains Association of the USA

Military Order of the Purple Heart of the USA, Inc

National Amputation Foundation, Inc.

National Association of County Veterans Service Officers

National Association of State Directors of Veterans Affairs (NASDVA)

National Veterans Legal Services Program, Inc.

Navy Mutual Aid Association

Non Commissioned Officers Association

Paralyzed Veterans of America

Pearl Harbor Survivors Association

Polish Legion of American Veterans, USA .

Swords to Plowshares: Veterans Rights Organization

The Retired Enlisted Association

U.S. Submarine Veterans of World War II

Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States

Veterans of World War I of the USA, Inc.

Vietnam Era Veterans Association

Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc.

Women's Army Corps Veterans Association


Vietnam War Resources

Vietnam Widow Project TAPS VIET@aol.com; contact: Sally Griffis

Vietnam Veterans Memorials This Gallery contains pictures, stories, and information ranging from Memorials to Vietnam Veterans in the United States and elsewhere. http://www.vietvet.org/vietmems.htm

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Page is dedicated to honoring those who died in the Vietnam War and to provide a place for healing http://thewall-usa.com/

Vietnam: Stories Since the War Read or contribute personal stories about the Vietnam War http://www.pbs.org/pov/stories/

Remembrance "Remembrance" revisits the past with a collection of "Galleries" containing imagery, stories, poems, songs, maps, and narratives from or about the Vietnam War era. http://www.vietvet.org/thepast.htm


Pearl Harbor Resources

Pearl Harbor Remembered This site honors the survivors of Pearl Harbor, their families and friends and those who died during the attack. http://www.execpc.com/~dschaaf/mainmenu.html

Eye Witness History An account on the attack of Pearl Harbor through the eyes of a Navy seaman. http://www.ibiscom.com/pearl.htm

National Archives and Records Administration Read or listen to FDRís Day of Infamy Speech given after the surprise attack.
FDR's "Day of Infamy" Speech

USS Arizona Memorial This National Park Service site dedicated to those who perished during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor has valuable information about visiting the USS Arizona Memorial in Hawaii. http://www.nps.gov/usar/index.htm

Library of Congress: Pearl Harbor Bombed! Includes an annotated script of a December 7, 1941 news report about the bombing of Pearl Harbor. http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/treasures/trm020.html

The American War Library--Pearl Harbor Find a wealth of information about Pearl Harbor, including facts, speeches, casualty lists and stories. http://www.autopenhosting.org:80/USAHeroes/warlib48.htm

Pearl Harbor Survivors Association Members of this organization survived the Japenese attack. http://members.aol.com/phsasecy97/

Pearl Harbor Survivors Association--7th District This is the official Web site for PHSA members from Delaware, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia/DC, and West Virginia. http://www.phsa7thdistrict.com/

USS Utah Association This survivors associationís official Web site offers information and resources about the role of the USS Utah during the attack. http://members.home.com/wmhughes/ussutah.html

Remembering Pearl Harbor by the Gettysburg Flag Works http://www.gettysburgflag.com/RememberingPearlHarbor.php


Desert Storm Resources

National Gulf War Resource Center, Inc. Provides information, support, and referrals for all those concerned with the complexities of Persian Gulf War issues, especially Gulf War illnesses and those held prisoner or missing in action. http://www.ngwrc.org/

Gulf War 10th Anniversary This site has information about Gulf War 10th anniversary activities around the country. http://www.gulfveteran.org

Gulf War Veterans Memorial A Web memorial dedicated to those who died in Desert Storm. http://members.aol.com/dstormmom/vetcenter/taps.htm

Department of Veterans Affairs Provides a guide designed as an introduction to issues regarding Gulf War veteransí health. http://www.va.gov/nchp/gulf


Korean War Resources

Korean War 50th Anniversary The official Department of Defense site to commemorate the Korean War. http://korea50.army.mil/

Korean War Veterans National Museum and Library The museum located in Tuscola, Illinois honors Korean War Veterans. http://www.theforgottenvictory.org/

Korean War Veterans Association Organization devoted to addressing the needs of Korean War Veterans. Includes information about memorials around the nation, offers online chat room. http://www.kwva.org/

Korean War Veterans Registry Locate lost friends from the war by searching this free database. http://www.tcsaz.com/koreanwar/directory.html

The Chosin Few Organization of Korean War veterans who participated in the battle of Chosin Reservoir. http://home.hawaii.rr.com/chosin/

Korean War Comrades Remembered Reestablish communication with fellow Korean War veterans on this busy message board. http://www.seniornet.org:8080/cgi-bin/WebX?13@138.xKYZazTYbed^1@.ee6fd00/579

Korean War Medal of Honor Read the impressive list of recipients of this honorable prize. koreanwar.html

Korean War: 1950 - Present A comprehensive collection of articles primarily focused on veterans issues. Includes a MIA/POW resource guide. http://www.kimsoft.com/kr-war.htm

Korean War Veterans Educational Grant A Web site providing information on grants for students related to Korean War veterans. http://www.ag.ohio-state.edu/~natres/KWVEGC.html


Other Veteranís Resources

Military.com Good site, you can sign up for a weekly newsletter that can be service specific. www.military.com

Center for Women Veterans The Center for Women Veterans, a part of the Department of Veterans Affairs, assures that women veterans receive benefits and services on a par with male veterans without discrimination. http://www.va.gov/womenvet/

TAPS Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, Inc. serves the families and friends of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their country. http://www.TAPS.org

National Veterans Foundation Veterans in need of assistance can call from anywhere in the country, free of charge, to receive individual referral to services close to their own homes. http://www.nvf.org

 

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