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Pertinent information for the Alpha Avengers of Vietnam Association.

When Alpha Company first deployed for Vietnam in 1967-1968 they were not yet known as the Avengers. In fact they were called the Alpha Invaders when they deployed to Cu Chi. This site is dedicated to any of the brave soldiers who served in Vietnam with Alpha Company 2/501 101st Airborne.

 


We are not weak, if we make proper use of those means which the God of nature hath placed in our power...
The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave.
-- Patrick Henry --

CURRENT AAVA OFFICERS
 

Ft. Myers, Florida
May 12-15 2016
 
PRESIDENT VICE PRESIDENT SECRETARY TREASURER WEBMASTER
Millard (Jim) Sims
109 Englewood Drive
Bardstown, KY 40004
502-510-3921
misims76@yahoo.com 
Kenneth (Ken) Snyder
823 Singing Trails Drive
El Cajon ,CA 92019
(H) 619-401-8076
(C) 619-846-2683
kensher1@cox.net
Linda Sims
109 Englewood Drive
Bardstown, KY 40004
502-510-3200
simsl@bardstown.com
Diane Manguilli
14 Randall Drive
North Haven, CT 06473
TEL: (203) 234-8849
claylady21@yahoo.com
Barth "Shortround" Cunico
740 Union Street
Marseilles, IL 61341
TEL: (815) 228-7616
info@alphaavengers.com
barth@bucnico.com

 


 

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PAST AAVA OFFICERS

 

Ft. Myers, Florida
April 24-27 2014
 
PRESIDENT VICE PRESIDENT SECRETARY TREASURER WEBMASTER
Ken Counts
3108 43rd Street
Metaire, Louisiana 70001
(H) 504-831-3104
(C) 504-343-8393
kencounts@bellsouth.net
Bob Farabee
250 Innisbrook Ave.
Greenwood IN. 46142-9209
(H) 317-241-3047
farabee@aol.com
Dianne Kintzer
11200 Broadway Apt 4514
Pearland, Texas 77584
760-574-6641
kativy@hotmail.com
Diane Manguilli
14 Randall Drive
North Haven, CT 06473
TEL: (203) 234-8849
claylady21@yahoo.com
Barth "Shortround" Cunico
740 Union Street
Marseilles, IL 61341
TEL: (815) 228-7616
info@alphaavengers.com

 

 

 

San Diego, CA
June 17-20 2012

Years Served 2012-2014

Officers

President - Jim Ivy
Vice President - Ken Counts
Secretary - Kathy Ivy
Treasurer - Diane Manguilli
Webmaster - Barth (Shortround) Cunico


 

Charleston, SC
June 17-20 2010

Years Served 2010-2012

Officers

President - Pat Runevitch
Vice President - Jim Ivy
Secretary - Kathy Ivy
Treasurer - Manguilli
Webmaster - Barth (Shortround) Cunico


 

Nashville, Tennessee
June 15-18, 2006

Years Served 2006-2008

Officers

President - David "Doc" Desoucy
Vice President - Allen Fitzgerald
Secretary/Treasurer - Dianne Kintzer
Webmaster - Pam Morris


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Branson, Missouri
July 17-20 2004

Years Served 2004-2006

Officers

President - Bob Morris
Vice President - David "Doc" Desoucy
Secretary/Treasurer - Pam Morris




 

 

Colorado Springs, Colorado
June 13-16, 2002

Years Served 2002-2004

Officers

President - Ray "Lt." Houghton, Jr.
Vice President - Bob Morris
Secretary/Treasurer - Pam Morris


 

 

Las Vegas, Nevada
July 13-16, 2000

Years Served 2000-2002

Officers

President - Ray "Lt." Houghton, Jr.
Vice President - Bob Morris
Secretary/Treasurer - Pam Morris

 

 

 

Louisville, Kentucky
July 17-19, 1998

Years Served 1998-2000

Officers

President - Joe Ludwick
Vice President - Ray "Lt." Houghton, Jr.
Secretary/Treasurer - Ray "Lt." Houghton, Jr. - w/assistance from John "Tex" Fair

 

 

 

Washington DC
July 18-21, 1996

Years Served 1996-1998

Officers

President - Ned Kintzer
Vice President - Ray "Lt." Houghton, Jr.
Secretary/Treasurer - Dan Evans

 

 

 

Kansas City, Missouri
July 21-24, 1994

Years Served 1994-1996

Officers

President - David Reiss
Vice President - Ned Kintzer
Secretary/Treasurer - Dan Evans

 

 

 

St. Louis, Missouri
July 23-26, 1992

Years Served 1992-1994

Officers

President - John "Tex" Fair
Vice President - Ned Kintzer
Secretary - Vernon Kelly
Treasurer - Andy Cup

 

 

 

Washington DC
July 4-5, 1990

Years Served 1990-1992

Officers

President - John "Tex" Fair
Vice President - Ned Kintzer
Secretary - Vernon Kelly
Treasurer - Andy Cup

 

 

 

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AAVA MEMBERSHIP

 

 

This information will be sent to our secretary and will not be published on our website due to privacy concerns. Please update for our records. Annual dues are $25. Please make your check payable to "AAVA" (Alpha Avengers of Vietnam Association). You will receive your membership card in the mail once we receive your dues.

Mail to:

AAVA
14 Randall Drive
North Haven, CT 06473

Name:

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We are proud to announce our 1st website award.


Congratulations! You have a great site, and I am pleased to present you with Grunt's Web Award.

Grunt Web Award
http://www.gruntsmilitary.com

 

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AWARDS & CITATIONS

Here's the link for a PDF file describing decorations, awards and honors:
http://www.whs.mil/library/mildoc/AR%20672-5-1,%201984.pdf

This link is titled "Unit Citation and Campaign Participation Credit Register":
http://armypubs.army.mil/epubs/pdf/P672_1.PDF


The following awards were earned by the 2nd/501st during the Vietnam War.

   Presidential Unit Citation - 10–21 May 69
  Meritorious Unit Citation
  RVN Gallantry Cross w/Palm - 19 Apr–15 Aug 68, 15 Aug 68–14 May 69; 1 Mar–9 Oct 71; 18 Apr–31 Aug 71 and 6–19 Sep 71
   RVN Civil Actions Honor Medal, FC—18 Mar 68–2 May 70, Less Company C
  Company C, Valorous Unit Award—17 Apr–7 May 69
  RVN Campaign Medal
  Presidential Unit Citation
  RVN Unit Citation (Note: I would like to get a better image of this ribbon!)


 

Some of the Individual awards, but not all inclusive, are listed below.
  Army Commendation Medal
  Distinguished Service Cross
  Defense Distinguished Service Medal
  Silver Star
  Bronze Star
  Army Congressional Medal of Honor
  Purple Heart
  Meritorious Service Medal
  Vietnam Wound Medal
  Vietnam Gallantry Cross
  Army Service Ribbon
  Vietnam Service Medal

 



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