A selection of VFW Post 3272 Service Histories.
A selection of Vietnam Commemoration Programming.

An explanation on how to access this collection

Looking for a service history for a Post 3272 member from Vietnam?
We’ve locked these pages on our website as “Private.”
Please visit the library to access this part of the collection.

The Avon VFW maintains a military service history profile on its members. These profiles include service time, rank, geography, and a personal narrative. These binders are available at the Avon Library. A sample of the content appears below

If you would like to view these binders, or tour the collection virtually on a computer (which allows for keyword and location searching), please contact the Reference Department, who will connect you with a History Room Volunteer. 860-673-9712, or

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Veteran Name and Picture, if available

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Avon Library Commemorates Vietnam War

Vietnam Commemoration Project Description
In May, 2012, President Obama proclaimed a commemoration to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War. The purpose of the commemoration is to honor veterans and their families, recognize contributions and sacrifices made at home, provide Americans with a clear understanding and history of the Vietnam War, and recognize the contributions of civilian organizations to the war effort.
The Commenoration Objectives are:

( 1 ) To thank and honor veterans of the Vietnam War, including personnel who were held as prisoners of war or listed as missing in action, for their service and sacrifice on behalf of the United States and to thank and honor the families of these veterans.

( 2 ) To highlight the service of the Armed Forces during the Vietnam War and the contributions of Federal agencies and governmental and non-governmental organizations that served with, or in support of, the Armed Forces.

( 3 ) To pay tribute to the contributions made on the home front by the people of the United States during the Vietnam War.

( 4 ) To highlight the advances in technology, science, and medicine related to military research conducted during the Vietnam War.

( 5 ) To recognize the contributions and sacrifices made by the allies of the United States during the Vietnam War.

Locally, our commemoration was initiated by Bill Newman, a Vietnam veteran and member of the Avon’s VFW Post 3272, as part of the national commemoration to honor Vietnam vets and their families. In March 2013, Post 3272 was designated as a commemorative partner of the 50th Anniversary by the Department of Defense. In July 2013, Bill Newman contacted Avon librarians Tina Panik and Patrice Celli with the idea of collaborating on the project.
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