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CHAPTER NEWS - NEXT MEETING TUES. Oct. 14, 8:00 pm - Election of Officers


Opeation Gift Cards started by Stamford DAV Chapter #13 and Derby/Shelton Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter #1 has expanded to include 65 other units and individuals. Since October 2005, the Operation Gift Cards’ 84 monthly/bimonthly visits have presented 14,225 thank you kits which contained $284,500 in post exchange (military department store) gift certificates to our wounded troops. An additional $238,496 in other gift certificates and special group product donations (Girl Scout cookies, corporate gift certificates etc.) have been delivered to the Soldier Family Assistance Center, the Fisher Houses, Building 62, the Navy Lodge, the Red Cross, and the Casualty Affairs Office, along with over $50,000 worth items on the “wish list” (listed on the right) for both the wounded troops and their families (approx. $573,000 total). For the latest press release. or the first press release, Oct. 05,


Leaders of DAV Chapter #13:
Front row left to right: Thomas Patterson, Sgt.-at-Arms: Jules Wallerstein; Buffert Brooks, Commander; Paul Cadra;
Second row left to right: Frank Ambrose, Color Guard; Matt Gonseski; George Ducanic, Chaplain and Service Officer;
Standing left to right: Ed Burke; Pasquale Marro; Vincent Catena; John Darling; Jim Larkin, Jr. Vice Commander

Next Meeting October 14, 2013

Chapter starts Operation Dust-off
Chapter donates $400.00 to Vet in Distress

Iniatiation Ceremony


Stamford Memorial Day Parade

$500.00 donated to Transportation Progam

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