Vietnam Veterans of America

Chapter 137 Dallas

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Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 137 in Dallas, VVA137 for short, is the first and largest chapter in the State of Texas. We just celebrated our 30th anniversary in 2014 and we’re proud that over 85% of donations to our organization go directly to the vets we are trying to help.


Please Note:

My Dear Friends,

It is with a heavy heart, that we have to announce that our brother Michael (Mike) Chiarelli 
has gone to be with the Lord this day (13 May, 2022). 

We have received official word, that the interment of Mike Chiarelli will take place at the
Dallas Ft. Worth National Cemetery on Tuesday, June 7, 2022. 
All of you, desiring to attend, are cordially invited to join the assembly for the procession
at the Information Center at 10:00 sharp.  The lane number will be announced at that time,
with departure to the columbarium scheduled for 10:15. 

Come and join the family and friends of Mike in our last opportunity
to honor his life and contribution to our country.



Let it be known, that by Chapter resolution, the scholarship program has been officially renamed and will from hereon be known as the:

Harold "Hal" C. Hipp Memorial Scholarship Program

in remembrance of Hal's exuberant service as President of this organization and the many contributions to his Veteran brothers and this Chapter.  He gained his eternal place in the presence of our Lord, who proclaimed "Well done, My good and faithful servant".

Hal will be missed as a husband, father, grandfather, veteran, brother,
and a true American patriot.  Once more, welcome home brother ... 

John K. Cook

Chapter 137
13 January 2022


     Our office is open subject to social distancing and masks recommendations.
You can call at the hours listed below to schedule a meeting:
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, between 8:00 am and 3:00 pm.
Walk-ins are on a first come first serve basis when possible.

Thank you all for your continued support. We appreciate you! 

Office phone numbers:
John 214-792-9367
Van 214-792-9602
Fax:  214-915-8814

Our address is:

VVA137 Offices
3200 S. Lancaster
Suite 300 (at the back of the shopping complex,
proceed east on Kiest to reach that location)
Dallas, Texas 75216


Keep up with the changing environment as it evolves right here on our website.  Those of you who have VSO actions pending, please check here for where
your records will be, and how the logistics change. 
Your representation (POA) will not change!
Do not let someone talk you into changing your POA if you do not want it changed